Watkins Glen: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE: "We haven't had great finishes, but we've had some positive results on the road courses. The key is keeping the racecar on the track,. I like the Dodge Avenger. I think it will be a competitive racecar as we move forward. This will...

KASEY KAHNE:

"We haven't had great finishes, but we've had some positive results on the road courses. The key is keeping the racecar on the track,. I like the Dodge Avenger. I think it will be a competitive racecar as we move forward. This will be the car we race the entire 2008 season, so we are trying to learn as much as we can about this racecar.

"You go into a year with a lot of expectations, especially when you are coming off a season that produced six wins and a spot in the Chase for the Championship. It's been disappointing, but we just keep working on our racecars, trying to make them better. We've put in a lot of hours and effort to improve the performance of the Avenger. I think that effort will be seen in the upcoming races where the Avenger is used."

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne has three starts at the Glen. He has an average start of 11.3 and an average finish of 17.7.

* Kahne has been running at the end of every one of his career races at the 2.4-mile road course and has completed every lap.

* In the series first road course stop at Sonoma this year, Kahne qualified his Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger in the eight position and finished the race in 23rd.

* Kahne is 27th in the season point standings.

* Kahne is in his fourth season with Evernham Motorsports. He posted a series-high six wins last year and earned a berth in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

-credit: gem

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne