Coca-Cola 600 Pit Note # 7
Kasey Kahne Racing in Victory Lane at The Dirt Track:
Kasey Kahne Racing's Joey Saldana scored his first win at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway last night in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown.
Saldana started second on the outside of the front row in the 24-car field. He and Tony Stewart Racing's Donny Schatz traded the lead back and forth on Lap 13, and he regained the lead on Lap 20. Saldana led the final 10 laps en route to his victory at the four-tenths-mile clay oval and took home the $12,000 top prize.
The win was Kasey Kahne Racing's sixth of the season with Saldana, who started racing for Kahne full-time in 2006. Saldana is currently ranked third in the series point standings, 64 markers behind Schatz.
"I'm happy for Joey and the guys," said Kahne, following victory lane. "To win in Charlotte, where they had it packed with fans tonight, and a place where we've had success in the Cup car as well was such a great experience. They kind of got off to a rough start tonight, but the guys worked hard on the car and it was really good by the end of the night. I don't have the chance to get to too many races, but it was great to be able to celebrate with these guys tonight."
Austin Dillon Puts No. 3 Back in Victory Lane Again:
In FASTRAK Late Model Series action at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon took home the win in a black No. 3 as grandfather Richard Childress looked on.
Dillon led the 25-lap FASTRAK Late Model Series Race flag to flag, marking the third-consecutive win for the Dillon brothers in FASTRAK Late Model Series competition at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway. Austin won in 2007, and younger brother Ty Dillon won last year.
"I have to thank all of my guys," said Dillon. "My car was awesome. It was fun to drive.
"I want to thank the fans. We put that No. 3 up front."
Dillon's win in the black No. 3 drew a large response from the crowd on hand as many fans raised three fingers in the air in memory of Dale Earnhardt, who made the number famous while driving for Richard Childress Racing.