Weekend Wrap: Kahne Nabs Best Finish of Season @ Bristol

KASEY KAHNE RECORDS BEST FINISH OF THE SEASON AT BRISTOL 

Finishes Fifth In The No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger 

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sunday, March 22, 2009) – Kasey Kahne posted his best finish of the 2009 season, a fifth-place effort Sunday in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  It was two spots better than his seventh two weeks ago at Atlanta and moved the driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger to sixth in the season point standings. 

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Weekend Wrap: Kahne Nabs Best Finish of Season @ Bristol

NASCAR PREVIEW: Dodge Teams Ready for ‘MARCH MADNESS’ @ Bristol

UPDATE: ALL SEVEN DODGES QUALIFY

Qualifying Results
Food City 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
1. Mark Martin
2. Ryan Newman
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Greg Biffle
5. Kasey Kahne – Dodge
6. David Reutimann
7.
Reed Sorenson - Dodge
8. Dave Blaney
9. Jamie McMurray
10. Jeff Gordon
(Other Dodge Teams)
22. Elliott Sadler
25. Sam Hornish Jr.
26. AJ Allmendinger
29. David Stremme
32. Kurt Busch 
 

 “As far as the strategy behind my success, I learned from the very first race that you have to be around at the finish to do well at Bristol. It really is a situation of surviving the first 400 laps – keeping the fenders on the thing and staying out…

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NASCAR PREVIEW: Dodge Teams Ready for ‘MARCH MADNESS’ @ Bristol

Kurt in Atlanta: Quotes from Sunday’s Win

Check out the wrap here. And here’s some quotes for you from the whole Dodge team.

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)

“This was big. I have to thank my Miller Lite guys, this car was unbelievable. Good things come to those who wait. We’ve waited over a year and a half for this COT to find a good package and we’ve had that to start 2009. Unbelievable with the Miller Lite Dodge today. Great calls by (crew chief) Pat Tryson and our engineering staff. Penske power is back! This feels awesome.”

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Kurt in Atlanta: Quotes from Sunday’s Win