Kasey Kahne led 67 laps, before relinquishing the lead to race winner Jimmie Johnson with 40 laps to go, finishing third Saturday night at the NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowes Motor Speedway. The 13th top ten finish of the season for Kahne, moved him up two spots in The Chase to 9th.
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Dodge drivers had a mixed day at the Pepsi 500 this weekend. Kasey Kahne had to pit after getting caught up in a major wreck that dropped him to an eventual 34th place finish behind winner Jimmie Johnson.
Kurt Busch finished eighth, which led all Dodge drivers, but dropped one spot in The Chase, to 6th place.
Dodges two top Sprint Cup drivers held their own in Sundays Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway: 29th race in the 09 Series, third in the end-of-season Chase. Kasey Kahne finished 6th and Kurt Busch 11th, after Tony Stewarts gutsy two-tire final pit shaved enough time to hold off Jeff Gordon and secure the win. (See the last laps here.)