No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger Race Facts: Phoenix International Raceway

Share This Story

foxsports admin


Driver: Kasey Kahne
Team Director: Kenny Francis
Car Director: Mike Shiplett
Engineer: Keith Rodden
Team Owner: Ray Evernham
Chassis: No. 113
Car Info: Raced at Martinsville; ran in top five until being sidelined with mechanical problems just past the halfway mark

Most recent race
Track Start Finish Led Points Status
Texas 1 1 63 185 Running

2006 Nextel Cup Totals
Wins Poles Top 5's Top 10's Led Rank
2 2 4 5 149 3


"I think it's safe to say the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team will have a keen interest in Thursday's Bud Pole qualifying for the Nextel Cup Series at Phoenix. All three of my wins have come from the pole. One of the big advantages is pit selection with the pole winning team getting first choice. My crew seems to perform at its best from that No. 1 spot on pit road.

"We had a good run at Phoenix my rookie season, but had problems there last year. I like the track and with Kenny (Francis, team director), Mike (Shiplett, car director) and Keith (Rodden, engineer) working together the way they have this year and the team communication, I'm confident we can have a competitive run at Phoenix. It's just a matter of continuing what we've been doing all season ¿ working together and communicating."


  • Saturday's race marks Kasey Kahne's fourth start at Phoenix International Raceway. Last spring he started 14th and finished 17th at Phoenix.
  • In three starts at Phoenix, Kahne has collected one top five, one top 10 and earned $322,275.
  • His best start and finish at the track came in 2004 when he qualified fourth and took the checkered flag in fifth position.

  • For the third time in his NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series career, Kahne was a double winner on race weekend. Two weekends ago at Texas Motor Speedway he picked up the pole award and then went on to win the race as well. Kahne has also won both the pole award and race in his other two career victories at Richmond International Raceway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • Kahne collected his second-career victory in the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The win was the first for Dodge at Atlanta in 29 years.
  • 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.
  • No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger Team Roster
    Name Shop/Track Position Hometown Birthdate Spouse Children
    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

    More Stories From foxsports admin

    More Than Sports on MSN