No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger Race Facts

 

Goody’s Cool Orange 500 — Martinsville Speedway


Driver: Kasey Kahne

Team Director: Kenny Francis

Car Director: Rich Hubbs

Engineer: Keith Rodden

Team Owner: Ray Evernham

Chassis: No. 209

Info: Brand new chassis.


KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:

“We had a great race car at Bristol, the most competitive car I’ve had there. There’s nothing you can do about a flat tire. Our Dodge Avenger was definitely a top-10 car, probably a top five. I’m disappointed with the finish, but not the performance of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger at the first COT race.

“I enjoy racing at Martinsville. Kenny (Francis, team director) has given me very competitive race cars in the past. I don’t think we will see a big difference in that performance level with the COT. I don’t know how much of what we learned at Bristol will transfer to the setup at Martinsville, but the effort by everyone at Evernham Motorsports on the COT will continue to pay off for all three teams.”

KAHNE’S PICK TO WIN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: OHIO STATE

“Before the tournament, I picked Ohio State and Florida to make it to the Final Four with the Buckeyes winning the championship. I’m not changing my prediction now”.

QUICK FACTS


  • Kahne and the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW team proved resilient last week at Bristol and salvaged a finish that propelled them back into the top 35 in owner’s points.
  • Kahne has two top-10s at the half-mile shortrack in Martinsville. His best finish of second came in the spring of 2005.
  • In his six career starts at Martinsville, Kahne has acquired just a single DNF.
  • Kahne’s best starting spot at Martinsville came in the spring race in 2006 when he started fifth.
  • Kahne’s average finish is 15.8 at Martinsville.

Martinsville Speedway Career Totals

Starts

Wins

Poles

Top Fives

Top 10s

Best Finish

Laps Led

Total Earnings

6

0

0

1

2

2nd (Spring-2005)

18

$651,993

2007 Nextel Cup Season Totals

Starts

Wins

Poles

Top Fives

Top 10s

Best Finish

Laps Led

Points Pos.

5

0

1

0

1

7th (Daytona 500)

33

34

NO. 9 DODGE DEALERS/UAW DODGE AVENGER TEAM ROSTER

Name

Shop/Track Position

Hometown

Birth date

Kasey Kahne

Driver

Enumclaw, Wash.

4/10/82

Kenny Francis

Team Director

Jacksonville, Fla.

12/1/69

Rich Hubbs

Car Director

Duanesburg, N.Y.

6/28/63

Keith Rodden

Engineer

Denver, N.C.

3/27/81

Scott Meesters

Engine Tuner

Hanford, Calif.

7/7/77

Rich Muckenthaler

Catch Can/Mechanic

Turner, Mich.

7/9/62

Mark Probus

Gas Man/Mechanic

Louisville, Ky.

2/3/73

Alan Whitaker

Shocks

Hendersonville, N.C.

10/13/71

Kevin White

Tire Specialist

Pittsville, Md.

3/27/65

Sean Yaussi

Eighth Man/Mechanic

Hiawatha, Kan.

3/21/81

Rick Pennington

Jackman

Oakland, Calif.

12/12/69

Nick O’Dell

Front Tire Changer

Mooresville, N.C.

9/8/84

Jason Gay

Front Tire Carrier/Mechanic

Lexington, Ky.

3/19/73

Kyle Turner

Rear Tire Changer

Yorktown, Va.

9/8/84

Don Marvel

Rear Tire Carrier

Union Beach, N.J.

3/31/83

Kale Kahne

Pit Support

Enumclaw, Wash.

4/18/83

Kole Kahne

Spotter

Enumclaw, Wash.

12/30/74

Chris Sweeney

Transport Driver

Haslet, Texas

5/27/69

Sandy Kahne

Roll LR/2nd Transport Driver

Enumclaw, Wash.

6/12/59

Jim Lynaugh

Fuel-Second Can

Enfield, N.H.

1/12/62


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