Richmond: Kasey Kahne preview

Kasey Kahne No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger Race Facts "Richmond will always be special for me. That's where I got my first Nextel Cup victory. We had a good test at Richmond with the car of tomorrow (COT) last month. Kenny (Francis, team...

Kasey Kahne No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger Race Facts

"Richmond will always be special for me. That's where I got my first Nextel Cup victory. We had a good test at Richmond with the car of tomorrow (COT) last month. Kenny (Francis, team director) and the crew have used data collected in our tests to make changes to our No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger which will help with the handling. Night racing at Richmond is special. We're looking forward to this weekend and the opportunity to continue the progress we're making with the COT. It would be a great boost for our team to put together another complete race and strong finish at Richmond."

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne finished third in the fall race at Richmond, a feat that propelled him into his first Chase for the Nextel Cup.

* Kahne has finished in the top-10 in half of his career starts at Richmond Int'l Raceway.

* Kahne added his name to the list of winners at the renowned three-fourths mile track, when he took his first career victory there in 2005.

* After a solid run at Talladega last week, the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW team moved up two more positions in owner's points.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne