Monday, March 18, 2013

Kansas Kahne Wins at Bristol for First Time

BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a recent interview, Kasey Kahne said that winning his first Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway ranked high on his bucket list.

Flashing a mix of speed and precision with NASCAR’s lighter new Generation 6 model, Kahne accomplished his goal in stylish fashion Sunday afternoon.

One week after a frustrating runner-up finish at Las Vegas, Kahne led the final 40 laps en route to capturing the Food City 500.

“This is big for us,” Kahne said. “When you are at the Sprint Cup level, Bristol is one of those races that you want to win at and need to win at.”

In 18 previous starts at BMS, Kahne had recorded seven top-10 and three top-five finishes. The big Bristol prize remained elusive.

“We’ve been trying to get this for a long time. To finally pull it off is a big accomplishment,” said Kahne, who now has 15 career Sprint Cup victories. “We had been fast, but we just weren’t able to finish the deal.”

Kahne took the lead when Brad Keselowski, in the top spot, encountered problems on a restart at lap 461.

Read More Here...Bristol Herald Courier

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