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No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger Race Facts: Bristol Motor Speedway
Driver: Kasey Kahne
Team Director: Kenny Francis
Car Director: Mike Shiplett
Engineer: Keith Rodden
Team Owner: Ray Evernham
Chassis: No. 112
Car Info: Jeremy Mayfield drove this car to an 18th-place finish last August at Bristol.
|2006 Nextel Cup Totals|
|Wins||Poles||Top 5's||Top 10's||Led||Rank|
KASEY KAHNE QUOTES"The team is still pumped after the win in Atlanta. It was a great victory for Evernham Motorsports and the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team. It was a total team effort, an Evernham Motorsports effort. That's three top fives in a row. We're pleased with the start this year, but we know how fast things can turn around. We have to maintain that focus, continue to work together and communicate. We must perform every week. We have to prove ourselves once again at Bristol this weekend, then again the next week at Martinsville."
ON RACING AT BRISTOL"Bristol. There's no other track like Bristol. You try to stay out of trouble and hope you can bring the car home in one piece. If you can keep the fenders on it, you have a good chance to finish in the top 10. There's no race plan or formula for success at Bristol. You try to stay out of trouble, but if it happens in front of you, it grabs you. I think the Dodge Charger can be very competitive at Bristol. There's just no comfort zone for 500 laps. You have to push your equipment to the limit. Track position is so important, you do everything you can to get it and keep it. Sometimes, you gamble. Sometimes you lose."
STATS & FACTSKASEY KAHNE AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
In his last race at Bristol, Kahne started 10th and finished 42nd after an early-race accident.
KAHNE CHARGES TO WIN AT ATLANTA
His win was the eighth Nextel Cup Series win for Evernham Motorsports. The organization has now won at least one race each year since it's inception in 2001.
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|No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger Team Roster|
|Kasey Kahne||Driver||Enumclaw, WA||4/10/80||None||None|
|Kenny Francis||Team Director||Jacksonville, FL||12/1/69||Rebecca||Emma|
|Mike Shiplett||Car Director||Amherst, OH||5/17/72||Brooke||None|
|Keith Rodden||Engineer||Denver, NC||3/27/81||None||None|
|Scott Meesters||Engine Tuner||Hanford, CA||7/7/77||Kimberly||None|
|Rich Muckenthaler||Catch Can/Mechanic||Turner, MI||7/9/62||None||Matt|
|Tank Probus||Gas Man/Mechanic||Louisville, KY||2/3/73||Jessica||Baily, Blane|
|Alan Whitaker||Shocks||Hendersonville, NC||10/13/71||None||None|
|Kevin White||Tire Specialist||Pittsville, MD||3/27/65||Michelle||Brianna, Danielle|
|Sean Yaussi||Eighth Man/Mechanic||Hiawatha, KS||3/21/81||None||None|
|Rick Pennington||Jackman||Oakland, CA||12/12/69||Lise||Chloe|
|Don Marvel||Rear Tire Carrier||Union Beach, NJ||3/31/83||None||None|
|Nick O'Dell||Front Tire Changer||Mooresville, NC||7/9/83||None||None|
|Jason Gay||Mechanic/Front Tire Carrier||Lexington, KY||3/19/73||Kelly||Walker, Kayleigh|
|Kyle Turner||Rear Tire Changer||Yorktown, VA||9/8/84||None||None|
|Kale Kahne||Pit Support||Enumclaw, WA||4/18/83||None||None|
|Kole Kahne||Spotter||Enumclaw, WA||12/30/74||None||None|
|Chris Sweeny||Truck Driver||Haslet, TX||5/27/69||None||None|
|Sandy Kahne||Fuel Second Can||Enumclaw, WA||6/12/59||None||Kelsey, Kendry|
|Mike Metcalf||Roll LR||Charlotte, NC||7/4/82||None||None|
|Sheila Lumpkin||Scorer||Atlanta, GA||5/26/54||Tracy||RT, Casey, Jason, Diane|