Martinville II: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE: "I like racing at Martinsville. After you learn how to race there, it's a lot of fun. I've had some good finishes and a few disappointments. Racing on a short track, you'll have disappointments. I'm looking forward to this weekend in ...

Martinville II: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE:

"I like racing at Martinsville. After you learn how to race there, it's a lot of fun. I've had some good finishes and a few disappointments. Racing on a short track, you'll have disappointments. I'm looking forward to this weekend in the COT. Our goal in the next five races is to get a win and put together top-five finishes. We have some good tracks coming up for our Dodge Dealers team. We've made progress with the COT and have found some consistency. Now we need to take the next step and visit victory lane."

QUICK FACTS

* In the eight races dating back to Bristol, Kahne has secured five top-10 finishes.

 * Kahne has two top 10s at the .526-mile short track in Martinsville . His best finish of second came in the spring of 2005 . 

* Kahne's average finish is 17.1 at Martinsville.

* His best qualifying run came in 2006 when he started fifth.

* After being spun on pit road last weekend at Charlotte, the Dodge Dealers/UAW team proved their resilience and finished eighth.

* Kahne moved up a position in the season point standings after last weekend's race. He is 20th.

* Kahne is in his fourth season with Gillett Evernham Motorsports. He posted a series-high six wins last year and earned a berth in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

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