Indianapolis: Kasey Kahne preview

Kasey Kahne "It was good to have the week off, but I'm ready for Indy and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. I really enjoy going there. Hopefully, we have things turned around and will be really strong in our Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger. A...

Kasey Kahne

"It was good to have the week off, but I'm ready for Indy and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. I really enjoy going there. Hopefully, we have things turned around and will be really strong in our Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger. A win at Indy would certainly get our season on track.

"As a kid, I dreamed about the races at Indy, whether it was the Allstate 400 or the Indy 500. I remember when I was growing up (in Enumclaw, Wash.); the Indy 500 came on early in the morning. My dad would get me up, make breakfast and we would watch the race. It's one of the biggest races that we would watch every year, that and the Daytona 500. I'm excited because it's a big part of racing. Just to race at Indy is a thrill."

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne has phenomenal statistics at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His average starting spot is 6.7 and his average finish is 14th.

* He has tallied two top five finishes in only three career starts at the legendary 2.5 mile oval.

* Kahne had his best finish in 2005 when he took the checkered flag in second spot.

* He finished fourth in his first start at the Brickyard in 2004.

* Kahne is in his fourth season with Evernham Motorsports. He posted a series-high six wins last year and earned a berth in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

-credit: em

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