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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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This weekend at Kansas Speedway marks Kasey Kahne’s 500th start in the NASCAR Cup Series.
His rookie year in the Cup Series was in 2004, when he won four pole awards and took home Rookie of the Year honors. At the time, the 24-year-old was the youngest rookie of the year since Jeff Gordon won the honor at the age of 22 in 1993. Kahne at Kansas: In Kahne’s 20 Kansas starts, he has led 102 total laps in six races, which ranks him 11th among current drivers and 19th all-time.-Hendrick Motorsports Oct 17 - 9:15 PM

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Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap of practice at Talladega SuperSpeedway for the Alabama 500 with a speed of 191.222 mph.

He edged teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., who posted a lap of 191.069. The top of the order in Happy Hour was evenly distributed between Fords and Chevrolets and that is good news for fans of the bowtie brigade because this track has been dominated by Ford in recent years.
Oct 13 - 4:05 PM

One week after getting eliminated from the playoffs, Kasey Kahne finished ninth in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

It is too soon to tell, but perhaps the weight that has been lifted from his shoulders will be a benefit to his effort. Put Kahne on the watch list for the next couple of weeks on unrestricted, intermediate speedways.
Oct 8 - 5:29 PM

Kasey Kahne broke a track bar about 40 laps from the end of the ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. He finished 35th.

That made him the third-worst playoff contending driver. Coupled with a position entering the race 15th in the standings, this virtually puts him in a position where he will need to win Dover International Speedway in order to advance to round two.
Sep 24 - 5:15 PM

Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has announced that Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season.

Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, has signed on to be LFR’s primary driver for the 2018 season. LFR has recorded impressive finishes as a single-car team during the 2017 MENCS season and feels that Kahne, winner of the Brickyard 400 in 2017, would not only be a top driver for the team in the MENCS series in 2018, but also be instrumental in assisting the team to attract new sponsorship in the future.-LFR
Sep 19 - 8:45 PM

Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) has named Darian Grubb crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team and driver Kasey Kahne for the remaining nine playoff races of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season.

He will be atop the pit box for Sunday’s event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Grubb, 41, led Tony Stewart to the 2011 Cup championship and has posted 23 total victories in the series, which rank him third among active full-time crew chiefs. He replaces Keith Rodden, who was the team’s crew chief for 99 races. Rodden remains under contract to HMS through the end of the 2017 season and will be assigned other responsibilities. The team’s crew chief for the 2018 season has not been determined.-HMS
Sep 18 - 3:45 PM

Kasey Kahne will start the first playoff race of the 2017 season 25th at Chicagoland Speedway after posting a lap of 181.904 mph.

Kahne has had difficulty creating and maintaining momentum this year and will probably have difficulty advancing beyond the first round. Look for him to among the four bottom finishers this week.
Sep 16 - 11:17 AM

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

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