BUSCH: Daytona: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES: "I can't wait to get back on track with the No. 9 Hellmann's Dodge this weekend. We had a lot of success in 2006 and I think with Shiplett (Team Director Mike Shiplett) and Elliott Sadler joining the Ultimate Chargers program...

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:

"I can't wait to get back on track with the No. 9 Hellmann's Dodge this weekend. We had a lot of success in 2006 and I think with Shiplett (Team Director Mike Shiplett) and Elliott Sadler joining the Ultimate Chargers program this year that we can do even better. We had a great test out in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I got to spend a lot of time with the team, and our car was really fast, so it was a good way to start things off. We ran strong in this race last year, led a lot of laps but were caught up in someone else's wreck. Hopefully we can avoid that this time around but have a car just as strong so we can start the season off on a high note. "

MIKE SHIPLETT QUOTES:

"We had a good test session at Daytona in January. Not only do we have a good car to bring to Daytona but we have been working really hard to develop the Wisk pit crew which will handle over-the wall-duties for the No. 9 Ultimate Chargers Dodge this year. After holding multiple tryouts on some very cold afternoons and evenings up at the shop, we have finally made our selections and picked the seven best guys to go over the wall this season. I could not be happier with their progress so far."

QUICK FACTS:

* For the Busch race at Daytona the No. 9 Hellmann's Dodge will carry a decal on the C-post honoring Benny Parsons, a lead spokesman for the Ultimate Chargers program.

* During the 2007 season the Ultimate Chargers team will have their own pit crew (sponsored by Wisk) instead of using the Nextel Cup pit crew from the respective driver's Cup team.

* Kahne will driver the majority of the races along with Elliott Sadler, Scott Riggs and Boris Said.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Boris Said , Scott Riggs , Kasey Kahne , Benny Parsons , Elliott Sadler