No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion
Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway
Kasey Kahne and the No. 9 Budweiser Ford team will travel to Kansas City, Kan., to compete in Sunday’s Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway.
For Kahne, the trip to Kansas will mark his seventh start at the 1.5-mile track. In his six previous starts at Kansas, Kahne has scored two top-10 finishes and one pole award. His average starting position there is 14.7 and his average finish is 16.7. Kahne scored his best-ever finish at Kansas, sixth, in last year’s race at the track.
With eight races to go in the 2010 season, Kahne has earned two pole awards, six top fives and eight top-10 finishes. He’s currently ranked 19th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings.
Kahne kicked off the week with a trip to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., on Tuesday. While visiting the campus he participated in an online chat with fans, was interviewed on “SportsCenter” and “ESPNews” and co-hosted ESPN2’s “NASCAR Now” show.
Fans in the Kansas City, Kan., area will have two opportunities to meet Kahne on Thursday, Sept. 30. Kahne will be at the Price Chopper grocery store, located at 501 S. Commercial Drive in Bonner Springs, Kan., starting at 4 p.m. Just after 5 p.m., Kahne will make an appearance at Hooters, located at 1712 Village West Parkway in Kansas City, Kan. A limited number of wristbands will be available in advance at each location.
Kahne is organizing a 5K charity run and kids’ dash in Uptown Charlotte to be held the day following the fall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Kasey Kahne Foundation “Five Kahne Sponsored by Bank of America” is scheduled for Sunday morning, Oct. 17, and features a five kilometer (3.1-mile) route that will end at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org.
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 Kansas Speedway:
Talk about racing at Kansas: “I’ve qualified well and led laps at Kansas, but I haven’t always been able to turn that into a good finish. Every time we go back to Kansas, the racing improves. The groove has gotten to be so wide that you can pretty much pass wherever you want to. Any track where you’re able to search around for that line that makes your car work better is a lot more fun for the drivers.”