No. 9 Budweiser/Stanley Ford Fusion
AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway
Kasey Kahne and the No. 9 Budweiser/Stanley Ford team return to Dover International Speedway this weekend for Sunday’s AAA 400.
In May, Kahne started second at Dover and led the first 24 laps of the race before the shifter lever broke off prior to the team’s first pit stop. Kahne lost several laps as the team worked to fix the problem and finished the race in 20th position.
In 13 starts at the “Monster Mile,” Kahne has scored three top-10 finishes, including an eighth-place finish in last September’s race at the track. His average start at Dover is 13.5 and his average finish is 22.5.
Kahne has earned two pole awards, six top fives and eight top-10 finishes so far in the 2010 season. He is currently ranked 19th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings.
Follow along each weekend with Kahne and the team on Twitter. Check out @kaseykahne for behind-the-scenes information straight from the driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Ford. Get live updates from the track each weekend from @kk9team, the PR team for Kahne. Also, follow @RPMotorsports for additional information about the Richard Petty Motorsports organization.
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Kasey Kahne discusses racing at Dover International Speedway:
Dover’s concrete surface and the high banking put a lot of emphasis on the front end of the car. How important is having your car handle well right off the hauler? “Dover’s one of those places that if you unload (the race car) and you’re off, you can get better, but you’ll never get to where you want to be. On a race weekend here, your package needs to be close when you start practice or you’ll never really get there for some reason.”
What’s important to having a good finish at Dover? “The key is having a car that can still handle well 30-40 laps into a run and staying out of trouble. Dover is an easy place to get in trouble and once you’re in trouble, it’s a place that can end your day in a hurry. It’s definitely one of the more mentally and physically demanding tracks that we go to.”