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Kasey Kahne [No. 9 Ford]

Kasey Kahne summarized his passion for dirt track racing, his sprint cars on dirt.

Courtesy of Richard Petty Motorsports

"My dad was involved in sprint car racing," Kahne said. "I grew up around it. I started racing mini-sprints and then moved on to racing sprint cars. Iíve raced ever since. I really enjoy that type of racing. I try and give back to dirt track racing whenever I can because I like it so much."

Kahne about his World of Outlaws teams at Kasey Kahne Racing:

"I spend as much time at KKR that I can," Kahne added. "If Iím not racing or at a sponsor function, Iím at the shop. We are based in Mooresville N.C. It allows me more time to spend with the guys. Most of the team is close family, so we all grew up together and now we all work together."

"Unfortunately, I'm not able to be at every race, but I trust the team to do whatís best and win races. It is exciting for me to stay involved with it and see how well they run."

Randy Bernard(CEO Indy Racing League)

Courtesy of IZOD IndyCar Series

Indy Racing League CEO Randy Bernard isn't usually a man of few words, but that one sufficed after exiting the Indy Racing Experience two-seater at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnny Rutherford was the driver for four laps on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval a few hours before the Firestone 550K.

Top speed was about 175 mph - about 40 mph slower than Ryan Briscoe's four-lap pole average - and Bernard felt the G forces that pinned him to the right side of the stretched Dallara.

In 15 years as CEO of the Professional Bull Riders, Bernard hadn't once boarded a mechanical bull. Three months into the IZOD IndyCar Series gig and he's taken a wild ride.

"I've never had an experience like that in my life," Bernard says. "I can't even fathom going faster than we did. I was blown away with how fast we were going, and to know that Johnny can still go that fast was amazing."

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