No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger Race Facts
Driver: Kasey Kahne
Team Director: Kenny Francis
Car Director: Rich Hubbs
Engineer: Keith Rodden
Team Owner: Ray Evernham
Info: Brand new COT chassis.
KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:
“Last year we had a lot of good things happen early in the season. This year we’ve had a lot of things go wrong and haven’t had the results. Hopefully this will be the week we get things turned around for all the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger fans. We’re all trying to work together and make things right. When it happens, we’ll be strong.
“We had three great Evernham Motorsports racecars at Bristol, but didn’t get the results. It’s been that way this year for all three teams. We’re not far off. When we get it figured out, we’ll have three cars running strong again. I’m confident that will happen soon.”
- Kahne has a career average finish of 12.4 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.
- He finished sixth and seventh respectively in Cup races at Phoenix last season.
- In 2006 Kahne’s average finish at Phoenix was 6.5.
- Kahne knows how to drive the unique one-mile oval at Phoenix; he’s completed all but one lap in five career starts there.