Texas II: Kasey Kahne preview

Budweiser Racing Team Notes of Interest * Kasey Kahne will make his ninth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. * Kahne scored a win at Texas during the spring race in 2006 after starting from the ...

Budweiser Racing Team Notes of Interest

* Kasey Kahne will make his ninth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.

* Kahne scored a win at Texas during the spring race in 2006 after starting from the pole. He led 63 laps en route to the victory.

* In eight starts at Texas, Kahne has accrued one win, two top-five and two top-10 finishes.

* Kahne has an average start of 12th and an average finish of 24th at Texas.

* In eight starts at the 1.5-mile oval, Kahne has posted four top-five starting positions and led 213 laps.

* Prior to traveling to Texas, Kahne will make a stop in Las Vegas for a Budweiser "Off the Track, Off the Record" One Night Stand event with Brandon Bernstein on Thursday, October 30th at the Mandalay Bay House of Blues. Fans and consumers can obtain the free tickets to the event via radio and retail promotions in and around the Las Vegas area.

Kasey Kahne Discusses Racing at Texas Motor Speedway

Talk about racing at Texas this weekend. "I always look forward to racing at Texas, especially after Atlanta and the troubles we had there. Texas is always a track that we run pretty well at. We are running the same car that we ran second with at Charlotte so hopefully we can challenge for a top-five. In the spring race we had a top-10 car, but had an issue with our splitter that forced us to make a green-flag pit stop so we didn't get the finish that we were capable of."

What separates Texas from the other mile-and-a-half tracks? "Getting into Turn One can be tricky. It is real flat and then as you are coming into the corner, you get into the banking. It's almost like you fall into the corner at 190 miles per hour. Turn Three is similar but it is not as drastic. It is a difficult place to get your car to handle the way you want. It is a great track, but you really need your car to handle well on entry to be competitive."

What are your thoughts on NASCAR possibly changing their testing policy next season? "I think what NASCAR is doing is good. Without making any changes to the COT for next year, there's no help there, they have to let us test more. The only way that we can put on better races is to be at these race tracks and test so that we're prepared when we get to them. Everywhere that we've tested, as a team, we've raced better at those race tracks. I think that goes for everyone. Let us test. Let us figure these things out. Since NASCAR isn't going to make changes (to the COT), then let us figure them out the best that we can and we'll provide the best racing that we can."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Brandon Bernstein