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PLAYERS: Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne, driver of the No.5 Hendrick Cars Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports is the pole sitter for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Kahne had a lap time of 50.017, which was 0.081  enough to beat out Ryan Newman for his third pole of the 2012 season. Kahne has been on the pole 25 times in his career, but this is the first time on a restrictor plate track like Dega’. “We’ve tried for a long time to win one here, and it just shows how awesome that car is,” Kahne said. “We have some fast cars this weekend.” Clint Bowyer, who is a favorite and has good history at Talladega qualified in third position, giving him an advantage he wasn’t expecting. “I’m blown away, shocked that we’re top three,” Bowyer said. “We haven’t been qualifying very good on these restrictor-plate tracks, and today it definitely caught me off guard.” Six of the twelve drivers in the Chase are starting in the top ten. Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Denn

Kahne's gotta hit gas on Chase push

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...

Kahne earns Chase pole at Talladega

Kasey Kahne has won the pole at Talladega Superspeedway, the fourth race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Kahne's lap of 191.455 mph earned him the top starting spot for Sunday's race. Ryan Newman qualified second with a lap at 191.145, giving Chevrolet a sweep of the front row. Two-time defending race winner Clint Bowyer qualified third and was surprised...

Kahne takes pole at Talladega

“These guys do a great job. They’ve really prepared a great car,” Kasey Kahne said after qualifying on Saturday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to be held at the track on Sunday. The car was good enough for a 50.017-second lap around Talladega that earned Kahne his third Cup pole start of the year, his...

Kasey Kahne tops in Talladega qualifying

Talladega, AL (Sports Network) - Kasey Kahne claimed the pole for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 -- the fourth race in the Chase for the...

CUP: Kahne Races To Talladega Pole

Kasey Kahne won his third pole of the year…

Kasey Kahne Talladega Media Transcript – Pole Winner

TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR RUN OUT THERE TODAY: “I knew we had a fast car yesterday in the draft, it seemed really fast and could kind of go wherever I wanted.  Today when I left the pits it just got up through the gears really quick and just felt good.  It felt like the engine was running strong.  I kind of held a line right around the bottom of the track where they told...

Team Chevy Talladega Qualifying Report

TALLADEGA, AL. – Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet, will lead the field to the green in Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Round 30 on the tour and the fourth stop of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  Kahne posted a lap of 50.017 seconds, 191.455 mph to capture his 25th Cup...

Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 from Talladega Starting Lineup

Kasey Kahne won the pole for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 from Talladega with a time of 50.017 seconds. Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, and Greg Biffle round out the top five starting positions. There was only 43 entries this week, so all drivers made the race. It sounds like most will try to go the distance, which is an added bonus. Chase drivers Kevin Harvick...
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