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Kasey Kahne Says He’s Not Out of Chase; Backs it Up With 6th Win of 2006 at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Kasey Kahne pulled the Lowe’s Motor Speedway sweep, winning the Bank of America 500 over Jimmie Johnson. That’s no mean feat considering Johnson has seemed nearly unbeatable at the track named for his sponsor, sweeping both races in both 2004 and 2005. It was Kahne’s sixth win of the season and further …

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Dave Blaney Wins 2006 Dollar General 300 at Charlotte in Bizarre Finish

CONCORD, N.C. – It looked like it might slip away when Dave Blaney slid high during the last lap of the race, opening the door for Matt Kenseth to sneak by. But Blaney stood on the gas, and coming out of the fourth turn Kenseth bobbled and then lost control of the No. 17 Ford, spinning down the frontstretch as Blaney drove off for the win.

Carl Edwards Grabs 2006 Dollar General 300 Pole at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – He may not be able to catch Kevin Harvick for the championship, but Carl Edwards can still win races and poles, and he did just that for the Dollar General 300 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Edwards posted a fast speed of 186.245 mph to win the Busch Pole Award for tonight’s race. …

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Scott Riggs Nips Teammate Kasey Kahne for 2006 Bank of America 500 Pole at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Scott Riggs was probably the only guy Kasey Kahne worried about when it came to challengers for the Bud Pole Thursday night. It turns out he was right to be concerned. Kahne was sitting comfortably at the head of the field for most of the qualifying session until his Evernham Motorsports teammate …

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Kasey Kahne Stakes Out Top Spot in 1st 2006 Dollar General 300 Practice at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Kasey Kahne is really good on tracks configured like Lowe’s Motor Speedway, and he drove that point home by posting the fastest time in the opening Busch Series practice session to match his performance on the Cup side of the fence. Kahne set fast time with a lap of 184.055 mph in …

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Evernham Teams Invade Jimmie Johnson’s House in 1st 2006 Bank of America 500 Practice at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – The first practice session for Nextel Cup Series teams has just ended, and the three teams of Ray Evernham have planted themselves firmly at the top of the speed charts. Kasey Kahne was fastest in the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge with a speed of 187.279 mph on a track where many …

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Evernham Motorsports Claims 2006 Banquet 400 Front Row with Kasey Kahne on the Pole

Kasey Kahne picked up the pole for Sunday’s Banquet 400 at the Kansas Speedway, making it his fifth pole of the season (tying Kurt Busch for most poles in 2006). Kahne, looking for his sixth victory of the season, will line up beside his Evernham Motorsports teammate, Scott Riggs. This is the second sweep of …

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