Atlanta: Kasey Kahne preview

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Kasey Kahne makes his third of four 2009 Nationwide Series appearances on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Braun Racing will field the No. 10 Fritos car for Richard Petty Motorsports in the race. Kahne is a seven-time ...

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Kasey Kahne makes his third of four 2009 Nationwide Series appearances on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Braun Racing will field the No. 10 Fritos car for Richard Petty Motorsports in the race.

Kahne is a seven-time winner in the series finishing fifth in his first race at Daytona and charged to the front Aug. 21 at Bristol before a hole in the radiator ended his race. Kahne should be a favorite again Saturday night at Atlanta where he owns three top-five finishes in the series. Fritos makes its first appearance as primary sponsor in 2009 competition.

ATLANTA-- "Atlanta is my favorite track we race on, because you have so many options as a driver. I've had some success in the Cup cars there, but would love to get a win Saturday night. I'm looking forward to the race because I know the Fritos car will be really good.

"The guys at Braun have been first class. They build fast race cars, and we've been extremely competitive each time I've gotten in their cars. If we get a little bit of luck, we should have a great chance."

FRITOS-- "Frito Lay and Fritos are brands that I am proud to represent and I couldn't be happier they partnered with us for this race. Fritos are one of my favorite snacks, they even placed me on a bag of Fritos, which is neat. It would be great to run well for them, and contend for a win."

* Kahne owns series victories at: Homestead in 2003, Texas and Kansas in 2005, Las Vegas and Fontana in 2006, Charlotte and Bristol in 2007.

* Kahne's remaining race in the No. 10 will be at Charlotte on Oct 16 .

* In seven races at Atlanta, Kahne owns three top-five and six top-10 finishes. He's led 54 laps and completed all but three of the 1,405 total laps in those races.

* His average finish in Nationwide Series racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway is 7.7.

-credit: rpm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Richard Petty , Kasey Kahne
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports