I know this is going to be a rumor that will last throughout the remainder of the season. With Dodge in Financial turmoil, it only seems logical that we could see Mighty Kasey in a Toy. I for one am not overly filled wit joy on this subject. I came back to Nascar for the 01 Daytona because Dodge was back in. I have owned nothing but Chrysler products since 01. Well there is the 92 3000GT that my wife bought because she loved my Stealth. I also recently bought my daughter a Integra for a car to get back and forth to college with.
I started off as a Sterling Marlin fan because after watching a race for the 1st time seriously, he showed to be the best Dodge. I was correct because he was the one to bring Dodge to victory lane again. I stayed a fan of his till the year it all left when he broke his neck. I tried very much the next year to support him but saw it wasn't going to happen for him. Kasey Kahne came on and by half way through his rookie year 04, I saw something in him. I have been a fan since. I have stuck it out with all the changes and disadvantages I feel Nascar put on Dodge. They didn't get extra Hp. The second year around, they got a new changes to the car over and over year after year and even some half way through the year.
Why do explain all of this in a Kahne Group? I want each and everyone of you fans to know that as long as Kasey is in a car on a Track, he is the one I want to win. Even if that car is a tata motors car. LOL. I don't know Dodge will be here much longer. with the Fiat buyout.
Reports out from last night show that even though Kasey may be driving a Toyota in NNS he is a Petty Driver. I think Petty will stick it out with Dodge until he has no other option. He got to be the King in a Chrysler product. If the day comes and Kasey leaves Petty he will probably be a good match with SHR. I don't see Richard letting him go now though. 10 long years he waited to get back in victory lane. I think Kasey, on fathers day, became the son Richard never had. I look for Kasey to get more of the best stuff, they have been giving him. Kasey came though on his word of being the one to get King Richard back into Victory Lane. Now The King will reward him for his loyalty by seeing he has everything he needs to get into the chase this year. I think Kasey will stay with Petty for many years. He saw how much fan support he was gaining by bringing the king back to Victory Lane. The reaction from the crowd with his Victory at Sonoma was eye opening for him.
So in short he will be in a Dodge the rest of this season. What he is in next year will be speculated for some time just as every team in a Dodge. Any way it goes I would love for him to make the most of this year and actually give Dodge a championship this year while he has the chance. Dodge may or may not be back, no one knows. It is a great way for Fiat to get some recognition in America. Lets hope they don't pull the plug and Petty Kahne and Dodge have lots of Victories together.
Here is an article I found that is interesting also.
Post your opinions on this topic. I want to know how you feel about it.