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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2012 Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

If there is one word that describes Kasey Kahne’s season to date, it would be snakebit. After waiting an entire year to take over his dream ride, Kahne has a season-best 14th place at Fontana to show for it. This week would be no different for Kahne, who won his second pole of the year, but was forced to watch the end of the race from the infield after his engine detonated on lap 316. Kahne finished a dismal 38th, the worst among all drivers planning to run the full event. The finish drops Kahne to 31st in driver points and the No. 5 to 32nd in owner points.

Kasey Kahne on Pole for 2012 Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

Kasey Kahne became the first repeat pole winner of 2012 with his performance in Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying session for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Kahne, who has been plagued by bad luck and despite his two poles sits 27th in driver points, turned a lap around the .529-mile oval in 19.496 …

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