Kasey Kahne/Ultimate Chargers Dodge Charger Fast Facts Darlington Raceway

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Driver: Kasey Kahne
Team Director: Trip Bruce
Car Director: Todd Devnich
Engineer: Mike Wolf
Team Owner: Ray Evernham
Sponsor: Lipton
Chassis No. 23: Kasey Kahne won the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in this car and then finished second at Atlanta.


"I really enjoy driving Darlington. Its one of those tracks that puts a lot in the drivers hands. You can choose from several different lines when you want to pass, depending on how your car is handling or how worn your tires are. But it is narrow, and when they put the soft walls in there a couple of years ago that narrowed it even more. Lipton is on the car again this weekend. I really wanted to get a good finish for the Lipton folks at Richmond last week since they had not been on the Ultimate Chargers Dodge this year. We had a good run going before the wreck. We led the most laps of any car and we were going to have a shot at the win. I would like nothing more than to make that up this weekend."


  • In Nextel Cup competition Kahne has two poles, two top fives and has led 84 laps in three starts at Darlington Raceway.
  • Kahne also has average starting spot of fifth, finishing position of seventh, and has completed 100% of his scheduled laps in Nextel Cup competition at Darlington.
  • At Richmond last weekend, Kahne drove the Lipton/Ultimate Chargers Dodge. He started fourth and led 69 laps (most of any driver) before settling for a 40th-place finish, after a late race spin.
  • The No. 9 Lipton/Ultimate Chargers Dodge Charger will be pitted by Kahne's Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Nextel Cup team this Friday night at Darlington.
    Starts: 6 Laps led: 0
    Poles: 0 Laps completed: 805 of 809 (99.5 percent)
    Wins: 0 Average start: 17.7
    Top 5s: 0 Average finish: 14.7
    Top 10s: 0 Total Winnings: $95,355

    Starts: 3 Laps led: 84
    Poles: 2 Laps completed: 1030 OF 1030 (100 percent)
    Wins: 0 Average start: 5.0
    Top 5s: 2 Average finish: 7.0
    Top 10s: 2 Total Winnings: $418,240

    No. 9 Ultimate Charger 2006 results
    Race Start Finish Owner's points Laps Money Status Led Driver Primary Sponsor
    Daytona 12 33 33rd 93/120 $44,300 accident 14 Kahne Ragu
    Fontana 34 35 40th 147/150 $22,335 running 1 Mayfield Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper
    Mexico 1 2 19th 80/80 $50,525 running 27 Said Ingersoll Rand
    Las Vegas 10 1 8th 206/206 $94,050 running 52 Kahne Ragu
    Atlanta 17 2 5th 195/195 $41,200 running 0 Kahne Hellmann's
    Bristol 5 6 4th 300/300 $25,300 running 0 Riggs Lawry's
    Texas 8 11 4th 206/206 $23,900 running 0 Kahne Hellmann's
    Phoenix 29 37 9th 172/206 $14,405 accident 0 Riggs Ragu
    Talladega 24 11 9th 117/117 $20,950 running 0 Riggs Ragu
    Richmond 4 40 13th 117/117 $14,010 running 63 Kahne Lipton

    No. 9 Lipton/Ultimate Chargers Dodge Charger Team Roster
    Name Shop/Track Position Hometown Birthdate Spouse Children
    Kasey Kahne Driver Enumclaw, WA 4/10/80 None None
    Trip Bruce Team Director Richmond, VA 11/5/67 Sharon KT, Demi, Tristin
    Todd Devnich Car Director Lincoln, NE 11/11/70 Terry Derrick
    Mike Wolf Engineer Warren, MI 4/29/69 None None
    Hartwell Pritchett Tires/Shocks Durham, NC 2/21/80 None None
    Steve Ritchie Engine Tuner Jonestown, PA 7/20/69 Karen None
    Brad Carson Mechanic San Diego, CA 8/15/62 None Brianna
    Carter Fischlein Mechanic Davenport, IA 2/19/86 None None
    Forest Henry Transporter Driver Williamsburg, VA 5/30/54 None None
    Sean Yaussi Eighth Man/Mechanic Hiawatha, KS 3/21/81 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
    Rick Pennington Jackman Oakland, CA 12/12/69 Lise Chloe
    Don Marvel Rear Tire Carrier Union Beach, NJ 3/31/83 None None
    Kyle Turner Rear Tire Changer Yorktown, VA 9/8/84 None None
    Kale Kahne Pit Support Enumclaw, WA 4/18/83 None None
    Rodney Rhodes Gas Man Hickory, VA 3/7/71 Lori Katelyn, Macy
    Sandy Kahne Fuel — Second Can Enumclaw, WA 6/12/59 None Kelsey, Kendry
    Mike Metcalf Fuel - Second Can Charlotte, NC 7/4/82 None None
    Kole Kahne Spotter Enumclaw, WA 12/30/74 None None
    Jeff Seaburg Catch Can Las Vegas, NV 6/5/66 None None

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