BUSCH: Chicagoland: Kasey Kahne preview

Chassis No. B23: This is the same car that Kahne has driven in all of his Busch races so far this season except for Daytona and Charlotte. KASEY KAHNE QUOTES: "Chicagoland Speedway is a track that I think this Ultimate Chargers team can do...

Chassis No. B23: This is the same car that Kahne has driven in all of his Busch races so far this season except for Daytona and Charlotte.

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:

"Chicagoland Speedway is a track that I think this Ultimate Chargers team can do well at. Last weekend was kind of frustrating, to have made a charge into the top-10 in the closing laps of the race and have the day end early because of mechanical issues. We have had a few tough finishes lately and its my goal to get us back out front and leading laps. Luckily we have Hellmann's on the hood this week which has given us some good luck already this season at Texas and Atlanta."

TRIP BRUCE QUOTES:

"I think the main focus this weekend will be to keep our car turning well through the center of the corners and off the exits, at the same time realizing that the summer heat combined with a fairly loose tire may create some sensitive balance issues during the heat of the day. For now the weather forecast in Chicago looks typically mild, this should help the Hellmann's crew dial in the right balance for Kasey to hopefully drive to victory lane."

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne has started on the outside pole at Chicagoland Speedway in both a Cup race ('04) and a Busch race ('05).

* Kahne's best finish at Chicagoland in the Busch series came in 2004, when he posted a fourth-place finish in just his third Busch series start there.

* This will be Kahne's 10th race in the No. 9 Ultimate Chargers Dodge Charger this season, and he has led 129 laps this season in NASCAR Busch Series competition.

* In Kahne's most recent Busch race (Daytona), Kahne drove the Ragu Dodge up to the 10th position before mechanical problems sidelined him before the finish.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kasey Kahne