Kasey Kahne Racing Roundup

The Sage Fruit Showdown Recap  
Kasey Kahne helped the World of Outlaws return to the Talladega short track for the first time since 2004. The Sage Fruit Showdown was a thrilling 35-lap event at the 1/3rd mile, high banked oval and presented 19 year-old David Gravel his first career WoO victory. Kahne also had a strong showing in the event, scoring an eighth-place finish driving the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim.

-Kasey Kahne driver of the #49 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim

Kahne strapped in the #49 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim on Saturday night at the Talladega short track and cranked out a 10th-place qualifying effort. He finished fifth in his heat and lined up 12th for the A-main. He wasted no time working his way toward the front of the field and held his own with the World of Outlaws regulars, posting an eighth-place finish.

-Joey Saldana, driver of the #9 Red Bull/Sage Fruit Maxim

Saldana qualified the Red Bull/Sage Fruit Maxim in the sixth position. He finished third in his heat and lined up 11th for the A-main. He was running in the top 10 when he spun out. Saldana finished the A-main in 15th.

-Paul McMahan, driver of the #83 HR Cattle/Roth Motorsports Maxim

McMahan started off Saturday night with a ninth-place qualifying run. He followed that up by winning his heat and finishing eighth in the dash. He started the A-main in eighth and finished in 13th. He is currently fourth in points with one race remaining in the 2011 season.

-Cody Darrah, driver of the #91 Great Clips/Sage Fruit/ASE Maxim

Darrah qualified 13th at the Sage Fruit Showdown and finished sixth in his heat. He started the A-main event in 13th. Darrah finished the A-main event in 20th and is currently 10th in points with one event remaining in 2011.