Thursday, September 29, 2005


Courtesy Misha Geisert, J.R. Thompson Company

Center Line, Mich. - Kasey Kahne had the most dominant car in the race when the No. 9 Evernham Motorsports Dodge Charger last carried the distinctive blue, black and silver Mopar paint scheme in the Fall 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Kahne is hoping for that same Charlotte magic October 15 when he once again sports the Mopar colors in the primary position on his Dodge Charger.

"The last time that I ran the Mopar paint scheme at Charlotte, it was the best car I had in my life," Kahne said. "It's cool to run a completely different paint scheme, especially under the lights. We were dominant last year, leading over 200 laps. Hopefully, this year we can come back as a tough competitor."

The Mopar "bling-bling" paint scheme that Kahne will carry was designed by Competition Graphics of Farmington Hills, Mich. Featuring the Mopar "M" logo, as well as the barbed wire paint scheme utilized by Team Mopar throughout the 2005 season, Kahne's car will carry on the brand's unique and authentic motorsports influence.

"We are proud to have Kasey Kahne carry the Mopar logo for the UAW-GM 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway," said Kevin Miller, Senior Brand, Performance Parts Portfolio and Brand Strategy for Mopar. "The race drivers who compete under the Mopar banner are among the best in the business, and Kasey Kahne is indicative of what the Mopar brand stands for. Having the Mopar logo showcased in a premier event such as the fall NASCAR race at Lowe's Motor Speedway represents what Mopar's racing endeavors encompass - the longevity and staying power of the sport."

Mopar is also the sponsor of the Mopar Sprint Car Nationals, which is slated to take place at the Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 12. The event will feature the stars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series and the Dixie Thunder Late Model Series.

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