Saldana Wins First Night Of Kasey’s King Of Bulls Gap

By Auto News Log • March 23rd, 2010

Mopar-powered Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) driver Joey Saldana isn’t quite sure what it is about Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., but every time he has raced at the blazing fast track he has been in contention for a win. He extended that streak as he opened Kasey’s King of Bulls Gap Presented by Budweiser on Friday night, March 19, with a victory.

Saldana picked up his second consecutive win with the World of Outlaws at Volunteer Speedway and the third victory of his career at the track in the event, which was co-sanctioned with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Saldana was challenged throughout the race by 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser and used a strong restart with five laps remaining to seal the win.

“It feels good to win again,” said Saldana. “Track position was key for me tonight. I felt like we had a really good car on the long runs, but not on the restarts.”

NASCAR star Kasey Kahne, in addition to promoting the event, also competed on Friday night, fielding a total of four cars. Brad Sweet finished a very strong fourth in his Mopar-powered Maxim and Paul McMahan rounded out the Top-Five in his sprinter, putting three of the four KKR machines in the Top-Five. Kahne himself opened the night by setting a new track record in qualifying at Volunteer Speedway and finished 19th in the A-Main event.

Source: Mopar Speed


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