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Kasey Kahne will get his first laps behind the wheel of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet he'll drive next season during a limited NASCAR fuel-injection test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday, Oct. 17.
Kahne, heading into his final eight races with the Red Bull team, will make the switch to Hendrick Motorsports for the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, replacing Mark Martin.
"That'll be the first time I'm in one of their cars, for the fuel-injection test, and I'm really looking forward to it," Kahne said. "That'll be the first ... and maybe the only ... chance for me out of all those tests this year."
Kahne's current ride, the No. 4 Toyota, is not going to be part of the limited test at CMS so Kahne had no conflict.
"I haven't tried the fuel injection out, to know what it feels like," Kahne continued. "So getting to do that and work on some of the things you wouldn't get to see until next year is good for me; to feel what their engine feels like, how their cars drive, what the aero package is ... things like that compared to the way we've been in the past. It'll be my first time in a Chevrolet."
The Charlotte test will come just two days after the only night race of this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Oct. 15 Bank of America 500.
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