Texas II: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNES: "We had a good car at Atlanta, a top-five car. We missed the setup a little once, but other than that, we had a fast car all day. We took four tires at the end and didn't get a chance to utilize that strategy. I really like Texas...

KASEY KAHNES:
"We had a good car at Atlanta, a top-five car. We missed the setup a little once, but other than that, we had a fast car all day. We took four tires at the end and didn't get a chance to utilize that strategy. I really like Texas and think we can have the same kind of performance this weekend. We've struggled this year, but Kenny [Francis, team director] and our No. 9 Dodge Dealers team have worked hard to get our program on track. We're looking forward to these final two races with the Dodge Charger -- Texas and Homestead -- and would like to put a win on the board. After our performance at Atlanta last week, I really think we have our program to the point we can run up front and compete for the win."

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne and the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW team finished ninth at Atlanta Motor Speedway last week snagging their eighth top 10 of the season.

* As a result of their strong run the No. 9 moved up three positions in the season point standings to 17th.

* He has four top five starts in six career races at Texas Motor Speedway leading to an average start of 10th.

* Kahne won the spring race at Texas in 2006 after clinching the pole position.

* The No. 9 Dodge will feature a new Lifetime Powertrain Warranty promotional paint scheme for the races at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne