Chicagoland: Kahne - Dodge Friday interview

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) HOW WAS YOUR CAR IN FINAL PRACTICE TODAY? "Our Budweiser Dodge felt really good. We were on both sides of it all practice... loose, tight...on each side of it. At the end of the last practice, I felt...

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger)

HOW WAS YOUR CAR IN FINAL PRACTICE TODAY? "Our Budweiser Dodge felt really good. We were on both sides of it all practice... loose, tight...on each side of it. At the end of the last practice, I felt that we made a great adjustment and made our Budweiser Dodge really competitive the final run on tires. I think that we have something good to look forward to tomorrow night."

HAVE YOU ALLOWED YOURSELF TO START TO WATCHING THE CHASE STANDINGS? "I definitely watch the standings. That's (the Chase) the biggest part of everyone's season, so I keep my eye on it. I know what we have to do as a team and what I have to do as a driver. But I certainly know where all the points are, that's for sure."

DO YOU RACE THE GUYS YOU'RE COMPETING WITH FOR A CHASE POSITION DIFFERENTLY ON THE TRACK? "No. In the race, I just pay attention to where I'm at and what we have to do to make our Budweiser Dodge better. I can't allow myself to worry about the guys around me. After the race, I get a results sheet and see where all the guys that I'm racing are finishing and go from there."

YOU TOOK A BIG HIT AT THE END OF THE RACE LAST WEEKEND IN DAYTONA, PHYSICALLY HOW ARE YOU FEELING? "I feel good. I had a great week. My Sprint Car team won another race and I was enjoying having some fun. But physically, I feel good."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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