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Kasey Kahne

Team: Hendrick Motorsports-5
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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Kasey Kahne has earned four top-10s in 12 Homestead-Miami Speedway starts, but none of them have come with Hendrick Motorsports.
In his two most recent starts before joining the Hendrick brigade, he earned back-to-back results of sixth and seventh after qualifying first and third respectively for Red Bull Racing. He was 21st in 2012 after getting penalized by NASCAR and losing a lap. His next two efforts were in the low-teens. Last year, he finished 19th and the good news is that he has a three-race streak of lead lap finishes. Nov 17 - 2:51 PM

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Kasey Kahne finished eighth in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

That was his 11th top-15 finish in the last 12 races. Hendrick Motorsports turned a major corner following the Cheez-it 355 at Watkins Glen International and Kahne has been one of the best values in the game because of early season struggles. He will finish the season with another pair of top-15s.
Nov 6 - 11:50 PM

Kasey Kahne has scored three top-10s in his last four efforts on short, flat tracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.

Two of these came at Richmond International Raceway, a .750-mile track that sometimes behaves like a speedway. One was earned in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kahne finished only 22nd at Martinsville Speedway this spring, but there is plenty of reason to be hopeful because he was 11th and ninth last year. Look for a result on the cusp of 10th this week.
Oct 27 - 6:45 PM

After rebounding from what appeared to be a broken suspension part in the back of his Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne regained a lost lap and finished the Hollywood Casino 400 in 10th.

There is a mystery surrounding the rear end of the Hendrick Motorsports cars. Kahne appeared to sustain the same problem as teammate Chase Elliott on the same caution sequence. Kahne’s team repaired the issue as did Elliott’s for a brief time. Kahne maintained his lead lap standing and finished 10th, which was his 10th consecutive top-15 and his sixth top-10 in the past seven races.
Oct 16 - 7:50 PM

Kasey Kahne finished third in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to earn his first top-five in his last 18 starts.

Kahne has been one of the most improved drivers in recent weeks. In his last seven races, he scored four consecutive top-10s and has not finished worse than 14th. He kept his top-15 streak alive and will be one of the best values next week at Kansas Speedway.
Oct 9 - 4:41 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the Bank of America 500. His top speed of 188.561 mph was set during his first 10 laps on track.

Kahne has been the most improved driver in the field since Watkins Glen International. In seven races, he has swept the top 15 and scored three top-10s—making him one of the best overall values. If a player cannot afford Chase Elliott and is wary of Jimmie Johnson, Kahne is a great cap consideration option.
Oct 6 - 7:13 PM

Kasey Kahne finished ninth in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire to become the top finishing non-Chase driver of the weekend.

Most importantly, this was his fourth consecutive top-10. He has not accomplished that feat since spring 2013. If he can add another next week, it will be his first such streak since the first year he raced for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. Kahne is not only a solid dark horse, but his surge proves how far this organization has come in the past several weeks and it makes Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott better values overall.
Sep 25 - 8:02 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway among non-playoff contenders. His speed of 132.489 mph was good enough for third on that chart.

Kahne has been resurgent in recent weeks with three consecutive top-10s. He should challenge for another finish in that range this week as Hendrick Motorsports finally seems to have regained their overall strength.
Sep 24 - 12:29 PM

For much of the second half of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, Kasey Kahne was part of a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the top 10. He kept his position through the checkers and finished seventh in Chicagoland Speedway after starting 19th.

This is Kahne’s third straight result of sixth or seventh. He finished seventh at Darlington Raceway and sixth at Richmond International Raceway—so fantasy owners are slowly beginning to trust the team. Kahne was one of three drivers outside Chase consideration who finished in the top 10 and that made him a good value.
Sep 18 - 8:14 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest lap among non-Chase contenders. His top speed of 185.039 mph was good enough for sixth on the speed chart, placing him directly behind Martin Truex Jr.

Kahne did not make a 10-lap run in that session, so this is his only indicator. There is not enough data yet to make him a favorite, but he should be considered a solid dark horse.
Sep 17 - 1:53 PM

Kasey Kahne made a determined effort at Richmond International Raceway and finished sixth in the Federated Auto Parts 400. Unfortunately, he failed to earn enough points to advance into the 2016 Chase for the Championship and finished two positions behind the cutline.

Kahne was in a must-win situation and while that was a long shot, he employed the best strategy available. He was overwhelmed by several stronger teams, but has come on strong in recent races and could play the role of spoiler during the Chase.
Sep 11 - 12:26 AM

Kasey Kahne was seventh in the Bojangles' Southern 500, which was his best finish in a NASCAR Cup race since he was sixth in the June Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Perhaps more importantly for his future, he was the top scoring Hendrick Motorsports driver for the first time in a long while. Teammate Chase Elliott scored a top-10, three spots behind him and Jeff Gordon was in the top 15. Kahne enters Richmond International Raceway next week in desperate need of a victory to make the Chase, however.
Sep 5 - 12:07 AM

Kasey Kahne suffered a garage mishap at Darlington Raceway before the Bojangles' Southern 500. His Chevrolet fell off the jack onto a tire in final practice and severely dented the left side of his car.

The team will have a lot of work to do overnight, but the damage should not limit his track time.
Sep 3 - 2:06 PM

Kasey Kahne has scored six top-10s this season, but the last of these came in late June on the road course of Sonoma Raceway. He finished ninth that afternoon after starting 10th.

Kahne has been difficult to predict and even more difficult to place-and-hold. None of his top-10s came in consecutive races. In the last six attempts that failed to produce another top-10, he has two top-15s which have also failed to come in successive weekends.
Aug 8 - 6:56 PM

Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon will join Jimmie Johnson in the back half of the pack on Sunday at Pocono Raceway for the Pennsylvania 400. Kahne posted a lap of 175.901 mph and will roll off the grid 23rd; Gordon starts 24th with a lap of 175.706. Johnson starts just outside the top 20 in 21st.

Hendrick Motorsports is struggling across the board in recent weeks. If they are going to turn their season around anyplace, Pocono is a great place to do so. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chase Elliott ran well here in June and Hendrick is the winningest team in track history.
Jul 30 - 11:51 AM