Talladega: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES: "I like racing at Talladega, but I hate wrecking there. It's so easy to get caught up in somebody else's mess, but that's part of racing at Talladega. If you're not in one of the wrecks, it's fun running that close together...

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:

"I like racing at Talladega, but I hate wrecking there. It's so easy to get caught up in somebody else's mess, but that's part of racing at Talladega. If you're not in one of the wrecks, it's fun running that close together for 500 miles. It's a hectic, but exciting day. Ray (Evernham) has put a big effort into making our restrictor-plate program better. The work everyone at Evernham Motorsports has put in on the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger will pay off. We've improved each year. We're not there yet, but we're real close.

"We're disappointed with our performance this year. This season has been similar to two years ago, my second season in the No. 9 Dodge. We worked things out then and we'll do the same this year. We're close, real close."

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne had his career best finish at Talladega last fall. He drove the Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger to the finish line in second place.

* Kahne finished seventh in the first restrictor plate race of the season at Daytona Int'l Speedway. * He has led a total of seven laps at Talladega Superspeedway. * Kahne had an average finish of 19.2 at restrictor plate tracks in 2006.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne