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No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Race Facts
NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge -- Lowe's Motor Speedway

Driver: Kasey Kahne
Team Director: Tommy Baldwin
Team Owner: Ray Evernham

CHASSIS INFO:
Chassis No. 102 -- No. 91 team raced this chassis at Texas.

No. 9 Dodge History in NASCAR's All-Star Event
Year Start Finish Status
2001 9 17 Elim. after segment 2 of 3
2002 18 10 Running
2003 1 16 Elim. after segment 2 of 3
KASEY KAHNE QUOTES

COMPETING IN FIRST NASCAR ALL-STAR EVENT
"I'm looking forward to competing in this weekend's All-Star race. It'll be a lot of fun to just go out there and race for the sake of racing without any points consequences. We're in this race because of Bill's win at Rockingham last year, so we want to have a good night. I like Charlotte because it allows you to move around a little bit and run where you need to on the racetrack. We were supposed to run the last Charlotte Busch race under the lights but it got moved to the next afternoon, so it'll be cool to get to race under the lights here."

RUNNING DOUBLE DUTY IN CHARLOTTE, NAZARETH
"It's going to start getting tough when we have to start flying back and forth to some races. Nazareth should be a little easier because it's on Sunday after the All-Star race. It's going to get a little complicated, and we've got to make sure we can get to every practice and make sure we don't miss any Cup practice and try to get to every Busch practice we can. I think I do feel a little overwhelmed with it sometimes with all the directions they pull you during the week. Other than that, at the racetrack I think I'm getting that down. As soon as Busch practice is over you've got to run to your Cup car and pretty much back and forth all day until Sunday. I'm pretty much getting that stuff down. It's all the other stuff that comes along with it. It definitely gets overwhelming sometimes."

STATS & FACTS

KAHNE MAKES ALL-STAR START IN ROOKIE SEASON

  • Kasey Kahne will make his first NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star start this year by virtue of Evernham Motorsports' 2003 victory in the Pop Secret Popcorn 400 at North Carolina Speedway with Bill Elliott in the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge.
  • CHARLOTTE EXPERIENCE

  • Kahne has competed in the last four NASCAR Busch Series events at Charlotte. He earned his best start of sixth, and his best finish of sixth in the May race last year. He started 11th and finished eighth in his most recent start last October, earning him a total of two top-10s at the track.
  • CHASSIS DEVELOPMENT

  • Kahne is running the new Evernham-designed chassis at Charlotte. The team will convert most of its race cars to the Evernham chassis this season. The chassis was designed by the Evernham engineering team along with Dodge Motorsports engineering.
  • QUICK OUT OF THE BOX

  • Kahne earned his third Bud Pole Award of 2004 at California, putting him well on his way to challenging Ryan Newman's record six poles in a rookie season. Kahne set a qualifying record at Las Vegas for his first pole this year. He earned his second pole at Darlington just two races later, making him one of only five NASCAR drivers to earn multiple poles in their first five career starts.
  • GIVE ME FIVE!

  • Kahne's string of three top-fives in his first four career starts made him the first driver to accomplish the feat in more than 40 years of NASCAR racing. Most recently, Curley Barker notched three top-fives in his first four Grand National starts from May to September of 1963. Kahne's season total of four top-five finishes ties him for the second-most on the NEXTEL Cup Series circuit.
  • No. 9 DODGE DEALERS/UAW DODGE
    THE DEW CREW
    The No. 9 pit crew took top honors in 2003 in the Union 76 Pit Crew Competition and was voted The Sporting News Pit Crew of the Year. The pit crew propelled the 2003 No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge driver Bill Elliott's return to the year-end top 10. They also claimed eight wins in the Pit Crew Championship and finished fourth in the program's year-end standings.
    Name Shop/Track Position Hometown Birth date Spouse Children
    Kasey Kahne Driver Enumclaw, WA 4/10/80 None None
    Tommy Baldwin Team Director Bellport, NY 10/27/66 Beth Tommy, Jack, Jamen
    Jim Pohlman Lead Mechanic, Front Tire Changer Chicago, IL 4/17/78 None None
    Bill Pink Tuner 9 Woodland Hills, CA 6/21/58 Arletha Brittany, Zachary
    Steve Lawrence Mechanic Sound Beach, NY 7/16/66 Sally Deanna Marie
    Ramon Zambrano Mechanic San Miguel, El Salvador 4/7/81 None None
    Tim Malinovsky Race Engineer, Shock Specialist Kannapolis, NC 8/13/74 None None
    Brent Wentz Mechanic Lehington, PA 7/27/81 None None
    Joe Kruschek Rear Tire Changer Pierz, MN 4/19/79 None None
    Bob Askins Tire Specialist Syracuse, NY 8/28/69 None None
    Nick Bailey Front Tire Carrier Cornelius, NC 2/8/79 None None
    Eric Wakeland Rear Tire Carrier Plymouth, IN 11/2/69 None None
    Todd Colburn Jack Man Celina, OH 8/10/68 Mindy Jordan, Logan
    Rodney Rhodes Fuel Man Chesapeake, VA 3/7/71 Lori Cody, Katelyn
    Greg Miller Team Trainer/2nd Fuel Man Akfon, OH 5/26/72 Melissa Kennedy, David, Reagan
    Mike Janssen Pit Support Sibley, IA 8/23/67 None None
    Jeff Seaburg Truck Driver Las Vegas, NV 6/5/66 None None
    Sheila Lumpkin Scorer Atlanta, GA 5/26/54 Tracy RT, Casey, Jason, Diane

    2004 No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Team Statistics
    No. Race Start Finish Laps (Total) Laps Led Points (Total) Rank
    - Budweiser Shootout* - - - - - -
    - Gatorade 125s* 4 13 50 (50) - - -
    1 Daytona 500 27 41 42 (200) - 40 41
    2 Subway 400 3 2 393 (393) - 170 (210) 21
    3 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 1 2 267 (267) 43 175 (385) 8
    4 Golden Corral 500 12 3 325 (325) - 165 (550) 4
    5 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 1 13 289 (293) 24 129 (679) 5
    6 Food City 500 5 40 57 (500) - 43 (722) 11
    7 Samsung/Radio Shack 500 3 2 334 (334) 148 180 (902) 7
    8 Advance Auto Parts 500 15 21 499 (500) 1 105 (1,007) 9
    9 Aaron's 499 26 30 150 (188) - 73 (1,080) 12
    10 Auto Club 500 1 13 250 (250) 77 129 (1,209) 11
    11 American Revolution 400 39 28 394 (400) 0 79 (1,288) 11

    *Non-points race. Laps completed and start/finish results are not added to season total.

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