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Kasey Kahne turns the corner

From the Crossville Chronicle – Crossville, TN. Wednesday June 11, 2008
By Joe Dunn /

The driver of the number 8 Budweiser Dodge proved that his win of the Coca Cola 600 was no fluke. For the third time in four weeks Kahne has collected three checkered flags in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The All Star race was not a points event, but Kahne pulled himself from his long slump with that win and followed it up a week later with the 600. Now two weeks later, he is showing signs of 2006 when he was a real hot shoe. Sunday’s win at Pocono makes him the third multiple winner in 2008 and gives him 20 bonus points for the Chase, if he makes it.
Kyle Busch make history this weekend competing in all three of NASCAR’S top divisions, all at different tracks. After a second place in the Truck Series at Texas Friday, he made his way to Nashville for the Nationwide race where a flat tire ruined a good night. Sunday, an early race crash relegated Kyle to 43rd place, however he did return for the finish to prevent a DNF.
Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Race at Nashville Super Speedway was a long hot and exciting race. Rookie Joey Logano, in only his second race, made folks stand up and listen as he sat on the pole. Logano led 64 laps, but a bump by Greg Biffle on lap 89 sent Lagano into a spin on the front stretch resulting in serious damage. In the end, it was Brad Keselowski, getting passed leader David Reutimann on a late restart, picking up his first win the series in the #88, JR Motorsports, NAVY, Chevy.
In Local Racing action, Crossville Raceway was home to a $1K UMP Open Wheel Modified Race on Friday with Skylar Marlar of Winchester, Tn. Taking home the big money. Other winners Friday included, Late Model Sportsman – Sam Williams, Pro Street – Jessie Lowe, Mod Mini- Derrick Hutchings, Pure Mini – Dustin Cansler and Cruisers – Hannah and Sam Proffitt.
This Friday, June 13th will be “Fairfield Glade Night at the Races” with the Mid-Season Championships for the Late model Sportsman and the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds. Present your Fairfield ID for discount admission. Contact Crossville Raceway at (931) 456-5000 or visit .
Drag Racing is alive and well on the Plateau and the I-40 Dragway has added Wednesday Nights to it’s program with ARM DROP Old School Racing. Gates open at 5.00 NO CLOCKS. NO TREE. STREET CARS ONLY HEADS UP. KEEP IT OFF THE STREETS…$10.00 to race.$5.00 to watch Flag Girls get in Free….. I-40 will also be in action Saturday and Sunday this week with $2,000 to win Saturday and $1,000 to win Sunday, as well as a Swap meet both days. For more info on I-40 Dragway, contact Jim Howe Jr at 210-0244, or check their website at

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