Michigan II: Kasey Kahne preview

* Heading into Sunday's CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Kasey Kahne and the No. 9 Budweiser Ford team are looking to regain the momentum they found in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at the 2-mile track in June....

* Heading into Sunday's CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Kasey Kahne and the No. 9 Budweiser Ford team are looking to regain the momentum they found in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at the 2-mile track in June. Two months ago the No. 9 Budweiser Ford finished second at MIS, starting a stretch where the team scored top-10 finishes in four out of five races (engine failure at New Hampshire accounted for the lone run outside the top 10).

* Despite a 17th-place run at Watkins Glen, Kahne gained 35 points on 12th place in the standings last weekend.

* On Friday Kahne will visit the Budweiser Acceleration Club at Michigan International Speedway from 7-9 p.m. The appearance will include a Q&A session hosted by ESPN talent Marty Smith. Admission to the Budweiser Acceleration Club for this event is free, but guests must be 21 or older to enter.

* Kahne is spending the week leading up to the CARFAX 400 in Knoxville, Iowa, as his Kasey Kahne Racing sprint car teams prepare for the 50th Annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Speedway. More than 100 sprint car teams have pre-registered for the event billed as the "biggest sprint car race in the world." Racing action starts Wednesday night and continues each night through the Knoxville Nationals Championship Feature on Saturday. Kasey Kahne Racing has three sprint cars entered in the Knoxville Nationals -- Joey Saldana in the No. 9 Budweiser sprint car, Paul McMahan in the No. 91 Great Clips sprint car and Brad Sweet in the No. 49 Ollie's Bargain Outlet/Auto Value sprint car. Kahne plans to travel back to Knoxville on Saturday after final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice for the final night of racing action.

Kasey Kahne discusses racing at Michigan International Speedway:

What should we expect on the track this weekend at Michigan? "There is so much racing room out there that you have to really work on your setup. I feel like that is one of the tracks where it is really critical to have a good aero and engine package. The racing at Michigan can be great at times. It also can be a race where cars run away and get strung out and there's not a lot of passing going on. As far as the width of the race track and racing groove, there's plenty of room. If you have a good car, you'll be able to pass and it will be a fun race."

-source: budweiser

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Brad Sweet