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Kasey Kahne

Team: Hendrick Motorsports-5
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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Kasey Kahne slipped out of the groove late in final practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway and pancaked the side of his No. 5 Chevrolet.
The damage is not as severe visually as Jimmie Johnson’s, but he has done enough suspension damage to necessitate a backup. Aug 12 - 12:01 PM

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Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne will end their six-year run together following the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season. The driver has been released from the final year of his contract, allowing him to immediately pursue opportunities for 2018.

Kahne, 37, will complete the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series schedule for Hendrick Motorsports. He was signed by the organization in April 2010, nearly two years before his February 2012 debut in its No. 5 Chevrolet. Now in their sixth season together, Kahne has earned six of his 18 career points-paying Cup victories with the No. 5 team.-Hendrick Motorsports
Aug 7 - 10:50 AM

Kasey Kahne won a crash-marred Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and virtually locks himself into the playoffs.

There is still an opportunity for more than 16 drivers to qualify with victories and that could be a factor in whether he is in contention, but this has to take some of the weight off of Kahne’s shoulders. He had to survive several late race cautions and aggressive moves by the field. This snaps a 102-race winless streak.
Jul 23 - 9:01 PM

Kasey Kahne has not finished in the top 10 in his last seven races, so his fifth-place finish in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway came as a welcome relief.

Restrictor-plate, superspeedways are not always indicative of how a driver will run on other tracks, but it never hurts to get momentum and that could help Kahne in the next few weeks.
May 7 - 6:47 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 5 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series GEICO 500, Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 88 Armour Vienna Sausage 150 Years Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Spark Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.

In his last three starts for JR Motorsports (JRM), he’s finished 10th, third and second. His best NXS finish at Talladega is third (2013). In his first 2017 start for JRM, Kahne finished second at Daytona. Kahne led three times for 13 laps. Talladega will mark his final 2017 start for JRM. Over his career with the team, he’s made 25 starts, won at Daytona in 2014 and added 12 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes.-JRM
May 3 - 11:34 AM

Kasey Kahne posted the quickest 10-lap average at Richmond International Raceway in the first practice session with a speed of 119.324 mph.

Only eight drivers made long runs of 10 or more laps and Kahne probably focused on qualification nearly as much as the rest of the field. His fastest lap was only 22nd among 38 drivers, however. He was more than seven-10ths off the fastest lap set my Martin Truex Jr.
Apr 28 - 4:48 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the second-quickest time in Bristol practice with a speed of 126.863 mph.

Kahne scraped the wall on Friday, but apparently did not do much damage to his chassis. He is not one of the top drivers who come to mind for fantasy players, so this could make Kahne a great differentiator.
Apr 22 - 11:54 AM

Kasey Kahne scored top-10s in his first two races this year, but he has failed to finish that well in the five that followed.

Kahne managed to stay in the top 20 until last week, but in each race he lost place-differential points by finishing worse than he qualified. Last week, it appeared he would reverse that trend after starting 35th, but he developed an axle problem and ended the afternoon 38th.
Apr 16 - 12:09 PM

Kasey Kahne got out of the groove in turn four and slapped the wall hard in final practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kahne will almost certainly need to go to a backup. That will make at least a dozen drivers who have to start in the back after making changes or failing to post a qualification speed.
Apr 8 - 12:52 PM

Due to issues in inspection, nine drivers did not get a chance to qualify for O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Notable among the drivers who did not get a chance to qualify were Kyle Busch (who cleared inspection with one minute remaining), Chase Elliott, and Erik Jones. These three drivers spun and made contact with the wall in Friday morning’s practice. Kasey Kahne, Chris Buescher, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kyle Larson also failed to take time. These drivers will line up from 32nd through 40th based on owner points.
Apr 7 - 7:22 PM

Kasey Kahne has finished on the same lap as the leaders in his last eight consecutive races on two-mile tracks.

All of those results have not been great, but he has been in a position to capitalize on late races surges and attrition. Last spring, he finished only 28th at Auto Club Speedway, but he was fifth in June 2014 at Michigan International Speedway.
Mar 21 - 11:22 AM

Kasey Kahne has been one of the most pleasant surprises this year, but his numbers at Phoenix International Raceway are uncertain: He has three top-fives compared to five results outside the top 20 with Hendrick Motorsports in 10 races.

Hendrick Motorsports has been a powerhouse at this track in the past, but they have been overshadowed by Kevin Harvick’s recent dominance. Kahne remains affordable in most fantasy games and is one of the cheapest contenders this week who has a legitimate shot at a top-10.
Mar 13 - 8:01 PM

Kasey Kahne’s 12th-place finish in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway allowed him to maintain his position ninth in the standings.

Kahne and Chase Elliott have been the class of the field for Hendrick Motorsports in the first two races. At Vegas, the driver of the No. 5 finished one position behind teammate Jimmie Johnson and that makes him a more consistent value overall. Johnson continues to be outside the top 16 and is not currently in playoff contention.
Mar 12 - 9:59 PM

Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr., and Erik Jones were each penalized 15 minutes of practice time in the first session on Saturday before the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

All three were penalized because of issues in inspection. Kahne and Truex failed the templates twice. Jones had difficulty in getting the proper weight. These drivers not only were docked 15 minutes of practice time, but they were not able to pick their pits until the end and as a result have less-than-favorable spots. This will be particularly harmful to Keselowski who qualified on the outside pole.
Mar 11 - 12:27 PM

Kasey Kahne battled Matt Kenseth for the Lucky Dog most of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Ultimately, he wound up one position behind him in fourth at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Kahne got back on the lead lap with 45 laps remaining and picked his way to 11th. The pit crew did much of the rest, "going from 11th to sixth [on the final caution]; that was key for a top-five" Kahne said after the race. He made up several positions on the final restart when teammate Chase Elliott had difficulty launching from the outside lane.
Mar 5 - 6:52 PM