Kasey Kahne is with a new race team this year; he's driving the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Before pre-season testing began at Daytona International Speedway, Kahne met with reporters for a press conference. He discussed driving the Cup car for Hendrick, his new team and sponsors, the pre-season test, and more.
           
Kasey, good to see you out there in those new colors.  Talk about being here at Daytona and being with a new race team, certainly the cream of the crop.  You've got to put Hendrick Motorsports right up there and you're driving the 5 car.  Talk about your excitement and enthusiasm coming here to Daytona with a new race team.
           
Kasey Kahne:  It's really just exciting to get started, to start working with the five guys and everybody at Hendrick Motorsports.  It's really an incredible place.  I was able to spend some time there over the off season and just try to be as prepared as possible when we get here for testing and then when we get started during Speed Weeks.
           
It's neat, though.  It's awesome to be able to talk with Jimmie (Johnson) and Dale (Earnhardt Jr.) and Jeff (Gordon) about racing and driving and things like that, and then just all the people that they have there.  I don't know, it's just been kind of a different feeling more than anything than what I've had before at other race teams.  It's a great opportunity, and I want to take full advantage of it.
           
Today (Jan. 12) we had a really good day just trying to get our car … just trying to figure it out.  They do things differently, and we're trying to kind of feel it out and see how things felt and did a little bit of two car stuff at the end that went pretty well, too.  So I thought we had a good day.  It was a nice first day at Daytona.