Charlotte: Kasey Kahne preview

Kasey Kahne and the No. 9 Klondike crew return to Lowe's Motor Speedway as the defending race winners of the spring Nationwide race. Last year Kahne led 43 of the 200 laps en route to his first victory of the 2007 season. The team had a stellar...

Kasey Kahne and the No. 9 Klondike crew return to Lowe's Motor Speedway as the defending race winners of the spring Nationwide race. Last year Kahne led 43 of the 200 laps en route to his first victory of the 2007 season.

The team had a stellar qualifying performance the last time Kahne was behind the wheel. They took the pole position at Richmond three weeks ago. It was the team's first pole of the 2008 season.

KASEY KAHNE:

"Charlotte is a blast to race on. I really like driving the mile and half tracks and we've had some good runs on them this year. We won here last year and I'm hoping we can do the same this weekend.

"I remember last year our Klondike Dodge wasn't very strong during the daytime but once the sun went down and the track cooled were we really, really fast. The car just took off.

"This Klondike crew has been working hard at the shop and they've been bringing strong pieces to the track. I think that was apparent during qualifying at Richmond a couple weeks ago. Gillett Evernham Motorsports is carrying a lot of momentum into the races at Charlotte and if all goes well you might see the Klondike Dodge in victory lane again this weekend."

NOTES

Chassis

* Kahne will drive chassis No. B 27 at Charlotte. It's a brand new chassis out of the Gillett Evernham Motorsports stable.

- credit: gem

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kasey Kahne