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

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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 and Phoenix

Most recent race
Track Start Finish Laps Led Points Status
Talladega 37 39 0 46 Accident

2006 Nextel Cup Totals
Wins Poles Top 5's Top 10's Laps Led Rank
2 2 4 6 149 4

Kasey Kahne's Career Richmond Int'l Raceway Statistics
Starts Wins Poles Top 5's Top 10's Laps Led Total Earnings
4 1 1 1 2 248 $550,780


"I'm definitely looking forward to Richmond. It's important to go back there and run well. It would be great to win it two years in a row, but things are going to be a lot different this year. We tested our Dodge Charger there with the setup that we ran last year. It was two seconds off the pace. We've had to do a lot of work to figure out a new combination. Having won there certainly gives us confidence.

"At Talladega, we just got in the wrong spot. It was disappointing to get caught up in a wreck nine laps into the race, but it happened. I'm fine and will be ready to go at Richmond."


  • Saturday night's race marks Kahne's fifth start at Richmond Int'l Raceway. He started from the pole in last year's event and led seven times for 242 laps including the final 106 en route to his first Nextel Cup Series victory. Kahne's margin of victory was 1.674 seconds over Tony Stewart. In last year's event, Kahne posted four of the race's fastest 10 laps.
  • In the fall race at RIR last year, Kahne started 14th and finished eighth, leading once for six laps

  • Kahne has two wins, four top-five and six top-10 finishes in the first nine races this season.

  • Kahne has posted wins at Atlanta and Texas On both occasions, he started on the pole just as he did in his first career victory last year at Richmond.
  • His victory at Texas was the eighth Nextel Cup Series win for Evernham Motorsports. The organization has now won at least one race each year since its inception in 2001.

  • A Dodge has won three of the last five Nextel Cup races at Richmond. Dodge has won three of the first nine races in 2006 which matches the 2005 total

  • Nine of the last 10 races at Richmond have been won from a top-10 starting position. Only one of the last 27 races has been won from the Bud Pole. There have been nine different winners in the last nine events at RIR.
  • 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

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