One of the first drivers to bolt from the Michigan International Speedway garage on Saturday was Kasey Kahne.
Kahne, who starts third in Sunday's Quicken Loans 400, posted the second-fastest time in Happy Hour and the best 10-consecutive-lap average in both second (197.383 mph) and final practice (196.046 mph).
Kahne needs a solid run after he finished 36th at Pocono last week. The No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevy developed what he initially believed to be drivetrain issues on the first lap.
So does Kahne believe he can win Sunday?
"Yeah, I feel like it," Kahne said. "But track position will be pretty big, though, because the fast guys are all going to be so close. It's going to be hard to just drive by Jimmie Johnson if he's leading or Kurt Busch or one of the other guys because their speeds are so good. I think definitely on a long run, we'll be just as good as anyone."
Kahne's only win at MIS came in this race in 2006, when he won from the pole. In 18 starts, the 33-year-old En...