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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 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

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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

Kasey Kahne was one of the notable drivers who failed to advance to the second round of qualification for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 185.09 mph.

Kahne rolls off the grid 29th. This has been a good track for him in the past and despite starting that far in the back, he could earn major fantasy points with a good place-differential. "It just jumped sideways" in turn three, Kahne told reporters following his session.
Mar 3 - 6:13 PM

Kasey Kahne won the 2014 Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after starting the day 10th.

That is good news, but Kahne finished only 23rd last year. In fact, he has finished 23rd or worse in five of his last seven attempts on the track. Three of these races were marred by crash damage, but that has to factor into his handicap on some level.
Mar 3 - 12:49 PM

Kasey Kahne finished seventh in the Daytona 500 after starting the race 26th.

The 59th edition of this race was among the most unpredictable of all time as all but one of the top-10 finishers started outside that mark. This was only the third time in 11 races with Hendrick Motorsports that Kahne has cracked the top 10 at Daytona, so fantasy owners can be forgiven if he was not on one’s roster.
Feb 26 - 7:53 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the 11-best time in his combined practice sessions for the Daytona 500.

Kahne rolls off the grid 26th, but he was seventh-fastest in the first practice for the Daytona 500, second-fast in practice two, and 10th in Happy Hour. He should be able to move forward in the race and earn some very important place-differential points.
Feb 25 - 6:20 PM

In addition to driving the No. 5 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona Int'l Speedway, Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 88 Hellmann’s Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) PowerShares QQQ 300 on Saturday afternoon.

In Kahne’s last three NXS starts for JRM at Daytona, he’s earned three top-five finishes: first (July 2014), fourth (July 2015) and third (February 2016). This will be the first of two NXS starts this season for Kahne in the No. 88 Chevrolet. He’ll race again at Talladega. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will also run two events with the No. 88 team in 2017. Scott Radel, director of engineering at JRM, has been tabbed to crew chief all four races for the 88 team this season.-JR Motorsports
Feb 23 - 5:03 PM

Kasey Kahne has been losing a lot of place-differential points at Daytona International Speedway; he has finished worse than he started in 12 of his last 16 attempts there.

In the past three years, he has lost 11.5 spots on average at Daytona including a 26-position loss in the 2014 Daytona 500. His last two efforts in this race, however, ended in a four-spot improvement to ninth in 2015 and a 13th-place finish from a 13th-place start last year.
Feb 19 - 12:37 PM