Richmond II: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES "It's going to take another good night like we had at California. If we get the maximum points at Richmond, we definitely have a good shot at making the Chase. It's going to be tough. I'll race just like I always race. I'll...

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES

"It's going to take another good night like we had at California. If we get the maximum points at Richmond, we definitely have a good shot at making the Chase. It's going to be tough. I'll race just like I always race. I'll try to pass every car I can and bring the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger home in one piece.

"Our goal all season has been to win races and make the Chase. We've won five races. We have a chance to make the Chase at Richmond. If we don't, then we don't. This has been an awesome season for our team and Evernham Motorsports. Hopefully we do everything right Saturday night and make the Chase. Then we don't have to worry about not making it or anything else. If something happens that we don't make it, then we work as hard as we can the last 10 races to be the best team possible and win races. I think we still have some wins in us."

KASEY KAHNE FAST FACTS

In five starts at Richmond, Kahne has no DNFs and has completed 99.4 percent of laps attempted (1,989 of 2,000).

Kahne will be running a special paint scheme this weekend, sporting the winning design in Dodge's "Design you own Charger" contest. The winner, Brandon Reinders of Oshkosh, Wis., came up with the paint scheme (pictured right) that Kahne will be running in Richmond as he tries to race his way into the Chase.

Richmond is the site of Kahne's first career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup win, coming in the spring race of 2005. He won from the pole that day, leading 242 laps on the way to victory.

Kahne has led 248 laps at Richmond in his five career starts, 242 of those laps being led in his 2005 win.

-credit: evernham motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne