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Chevy American Revolution 400 - Richmond International Raceway

Kahne Claims First Cup Win at Richmond
Finally. Kasey Kahne, after finishing second six times, will no longer have to field the question, ‘When do you think you that are going to win one?’ Kahne, who started from the pole position, went out on Saturday night under the lights and won the Chevy American Revolution 400 at Richmond International Raceway, scoring his career-first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory in his 47th career start. The last driver to win from the Bud Pole was Joe Nemechek at Kansas on October 10, 2004 and Bill Elliott was the last driver to win at Richmond from the Bud Pole, back in March of 1992, 26 Richmond races ago. Kahne led the race seven times for a total of 242 of the event’s 400 laps to easily earn the bonus points for leading the most laps, in fact he led 99 more laps than the driver who led the second most. The 242 laps that Kahne led were the most laps that he has led in a race in his career, in leading the most laps for the first time this season. Kahne had to hold off one of his mentors, Tony Stewart, in a seven-lap shootout after the 88 and 7 cars had an accident on the frontstretch. It was no problem for the young sophomore as he beat Stewart to the finish line by 1.674 seconds, joining rookie Carl Edwards as the second first-time winner this season. Kahne scored six runner-up finishes before posting his career-first victory, joining Marvin Panch, Mark Martin and Glen Wood for sixth-place on the list of drivers with runner-up finishes before their first victory. James Hylton holds the record, scoring 12 second-place finishes before scoring his career-first victory at Richmond in March 1970. Kahne’s win was also special for Dodge, as it marked the first Dodge Charger victory since Neil Bonnett won at Ontario in November 1977. Kahne’s victory is only the second win this season that did not come from the Roush or Hendrick camps. Tony Stewart finished in the second position, posting his eighth top-10 finish in 13 races at Richmond and scoring his sixth top-10 finish in 11 races this season. Ryan Newman came home in third, while rookie Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.

Chevy American Revolution 400 Notes
· Race Results
· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
· Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· Wallace Pre-Race Quotes
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
· Ford Qualifying Quotes
· Final Practice
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Race Notes
· Weekend Schedule
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Robby Gordon Notes
· Scott Wimmer Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Ricky Rudd Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Ken Schrader Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Rusty Wallace Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Brian Vickers Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Mike Bliss Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes

Kahne Goes Two-for-Two in Sweeping Richmond Poles
Kasey Kahne brought his broom with him to Richmond and swept both the Busch Series and the Nextel Cup Series pole positions during each respective qualifying session on Friday afternoon. After winning the pole for the Busch race, Kahne went out and captured the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bud Pole for the Chevy American Revolution 400, lapping Richmond International Raceway in 20.775 seconds, at an average speed of 129.964 mph, narrowly missing the track-qualifying record of 20.772 seconds, at 129.983 mph, set by Brian Vickers on May 14, 2004. This is Kahne’s sixth career Bud Pole in 47 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races, giving him back-to-back poles, he won the Bud Pole was last week as well at Darlington. This is Kahne’s first top-10 start in three NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Kahne, who also won the Busch Pole for the NASCAR Busch Series race later tonight, became the first driver to sweep weekend poles at Richmond. The last driver to sweep both poles in a weekend was Mark Martin at Rockingham in October 1999. Ryan Newman posted the second-quickest qualifying lap of 20.801 seconds, 129.801 mph – and will join Kahne on the front row for the Chevy American Revolution 400. Newman has started from a top-10 starting position in each race this season, the only driver to do so. He has also started from the top-10 in six of his seven races at Richmond, including four times from the front row. Tony Stewart will start from the third position, while Kurt Busch and Elliott Sadler make out the top five on the starting grid.

 

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