Dover II: Kahne - Dodge Friday interview

Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger) HAVE YOU LOST SOME MOMENTUM AFTER THE LOUDON FINISH AFTER COMING OF THREE CONSECUTIVE TOP 10s? "No. We have the same amount as what we had. It's just a matter of getting the cars to drive as...

Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger)

HAVE YOU LOST SOME MOMENTUM AFTER THE LOUDON FINISH AFTER COMING OF THREE CONSECUTIVE TOP 10s? "No. We have the same amount as what we had. It's just a matter of getting the cars to drive as good as we can. Then go from there. But we didn't lose any momentum. I think if anything we gained momentum this week with our announcement and the teams and the employees all being pretty excited about it."

IS YOUR CAR THIS WEEKEND LIKE THE CAR IN THE DOVER SPRING RACE? "It's the same car. Just the setup is a little bit different, not much. We are just going to work on it and hopefully get it good. It's the same car we ran good with at Bristol so I think we can run pretty good here."

ON THE NO. 9 TEAM'S GOALS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON "The only thing I want to accomplish is to feel like we're going in the right direction. To feel like we're making gains on the car and on our results. If we can do that I think we'll have a good start to 2008. That is the biggest thing to feel like we're going in the right direction. If we can get a win that would be huge. A win is a big deal.

"Everybody is still working just as hard. Everybody is trying just as hard to get everything figured out. Ray (Evernham) is more involved but as far as the cars handling any different, I haven't noticed anything there yet."

ON BEING A NEW UNCLE THIS WEEK "It's exciting. It was really cool to be there yesterday. She (sister, Shannon) had the first one (baby) out of me and her and my brother. So it's cool, I'm an uncle. He was a perfect 8 pounds 15 ounces, just a perfect little boy. It was pretty exciting. I can't wait to get home on Sunday night and hang out with them when they're out of the hospital."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne