Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/6/12
For Kasey Kahne, winning the pole for Sunday's Talladega 500 presents an opportunity. With seven races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and a 32-point deficit behind points leader Brad Keselowski, time is running out. "To me, it is just all about getting as many points as possible from here out," said Kahne, who posted the top lap of 191.455 mph Saturday. "If we relax and wait in the back and try to stay out of something, I think we just really need to race and race hard. We are a long ways back right now, so if we can't make points up at a track like this, then we are probably not going to make those points up." In his first season with Hendrick Motorsports, Kahne has been impressed with the effort the organization invests in restrictor-plate tracks -- and his results are proof. Although drivers can't always control the outcome on superspeedways, Kahne finished fourth here in the spring and seventh at Daytona in July. After 36 time-trial attempts on restrictor-plate ...
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