Q&A with NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne

BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 17: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 17:  Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, TN – MARCH 17: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

It only took Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne four races into the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season to score his first win, the best start to a season for Kahne since he equaled the feat in 2006. That year, when he was with the former Evernham Motorsports, Kahne went on to score a career best six wins. This past Sunday Kahne scored his first career victory at Bristol Motor Speedway; Tuesday Kahne took time to answer questions from the media about his win, the upcoming race at Auto Club Speedway and even Dancing with the Stars. Below is the transcript of that interview.

Q. Kasey, last year at this point you were 32nd in the standings and ended up finishing with your career best points finish. Now you have one victory and are seventh in points after four races. What does a strong start to the season mean to your championship hopes for 2013? MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.