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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-5
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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A missed setup dropped Kahne well down the order to start the Toyota Owners 400. He qualified 40th at Richmond and in the history of this 0.750-mile track, only four drivers—or one percent of the starters—earned a top-10 after rolling off the grid that deep in the pack.
Kahne worked his way into the top 10 relatively quickly and once there, he managed to overcome minor setup adjustments to stay with the leaders. As much as any other performance, this will go a long way to establishing him as a front running fantasy value. Apr 26 - 6:45 PM

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Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed of 126.357 mph was set in the final minutes of practice when track conditions are the closest to what drivers will face Friday night.

Kahne has been on the cusp of being a great value all season, but he seems to be star-crossed. There is no empirical reason to avoid him in the race, but fantasy owners are fairly nervous.
Apr 24 - 2:30 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer. His top speed was 126.829 mph.

Kahne rolls off the grid eighth on Sunday. He is putting together a complete weekend and should be one of this week’s best values. He has struggled at times during 2015 and could be overlooked by the competition.
Apr 18 - 9:33 AM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in Bristol’s first practice session. His top speed was 14.971 seconds, which equals 128.168 mph.

Kahne beat his teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by one-thousandth of a second, which proves how tight the numbers are on this bullring. Traffic will be exacerbated by close times and make it increasingly difficult to pass.
Apr 17 - 1:37 PM

Kasey Kahne finished eighth in the Duck Commander 500 and capped off a sweep of the top-10 by Hendrick Motorsports. His teammates Jimmie Johnson won, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third, and Jeff Gordon finished seventh.

In addition, second-place Kevin Harvick and sixth-place Jamie McMurray are powered by Hendrick engines. The organization may well be the strongest in the field on any given weekend.
Apr 12 - 9:54 AM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Duck Commander 500 at Texas. His top speed was 190.975 mph.

Kahne was second-fastest in the first practice session with a speed of 190.463 mph and during that session he also had the quickest 10-lap average. Kahne is setting himself up as a favorite for Saturday night.
Apr 10 - 3:20 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session at Texas. His speed was 185.768 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.

Kahne won the 2006 spring Texas race from the pole and has earned only three top-fives there since. His record makes him a dark horse, but if he backs this up with a strong final practice and qualification effort, he will be worth the risk.
Apr 10 - 1:28 PM

The first six races of 2015 have revealed a three-step process for Kasey Kahne. He finishes top-10 in one race and then fails to crack that mark in his next two attempts.

Kahne’s worst finishes so far, however, have been a pair of 17ths at Vegas and Auto Club. If the pattern holds, he should be due another top-10 at Texas, but since his highest results were on other unrestricted, intermediate speedways, that might be a stretch.
Apr 7 - 2:07 PM

Kasey Kahne finished fourth in the 500, which was his first top-five since his victory last fall in the Oral-B 500. That Atlanta victory was 16 races ago.

Kahne remained in contention through the entire Phoenix race, but he earned only two top-10s in between his last two top-fives. One of top-10s came in this season’s Daytona He should be watched closely in the coming weeks to see if he can develop some momentum.
Mar 15 - 7:49 PM

This Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Kasey Kahne will make his 400th career Cup start. In 399 career starts to this point, he has accumulated 17 wins, 83 top-five finishes and 147 top-10 finishes. One of those wins occurred at Phoenix in 2011.

Kahne became the first Sprint Cup Series driver to reach Victory Lane at the reconfigured Phoenix International Raceway in November 2011. He has qualified inside the top 10 six times during the last eight races at the one-mile, Avondale, Arizona, oval, making his average start 8.63 in that span.-Hendrick Motorsports
Mar 10 - 7:21 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap of qualification behind Kevin Harvick in final practice after the No. 4 blew an engine. Kahne’s top speed was 189.805 mph compared to Harvick’s 191.054 mph.

Kahne is the defending winner of this race and he starts exactly where he did in 2014. Last year, he slipped back into the middle of the pack for a while, but he could be a great choice if he can maintain his spot on Sunday through the first half of the event.
Feb 28 - 1:23 PM

Finishing ninth in the Daytona 500, Kasey Kahne earned his eighth top-10 on this track in 23 starts.

The best news is that he did not sustain any crash damage in the 203 laps run. Despite surviving accidents on three occasions since 2009, he had wrinkled fenders in his last 11 Daytona races before this weekend.
Feb 22 - 8:34 PM

Fantasy owners expected a little more from Kasey Kahne than he produced last year. He almost missed the Chase and was never much of a factor once it began, but he finished 17th or better in nearly two-thirds of his starts.

Keep an eye on Kahne because he could be a good value this year if he remains moderately priced in salary cap games. To be a great value, however, he will need to score more than three top-fives, which was last year’s benchmark.
Feb 10 - 10:12 AM

A pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars and the "King of the Outlaws" will serve as marquee names for this week’s inaugural running of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Arizona.

Hendrick Motorsports veteran Kasey Kahne, reigning Sprint Cup rookie of the year Kyle Larson, and World of Outlaws icon Steve Kinser will be among those racing at the Cocopah Speedway. The five-night run begins tomorrow and Saturday, then resumes next Tuesday (Jan. 6), and then closes out next Friday and Saturday (Jan. 9-10). Kahne will carry the Great Clips colors into the desert for his own Kasey Kahne Racing outfit.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 3 - 11:42 AM

Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team through the end of the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

Kahne, 34, originally signed with Hendrick Motorsports in April 2010 and officially joined the team’s four-car stable for the 2012 season. Over the past three years (2012-14), he ranks among the top-10 drivers in Sprint Cup wins (5), pole positions (4), top-five finishes (26) and laps led (1,177). The Enumclaw, Washington, native has 17 career wins in NASCAR’s top division.-Hendrick Motorsports
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:19:00 PM