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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-5
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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Kasey Kahne qualified 24th for the Goody's 500. This will be the third consecutive race at Martinsville for which he will start in the mid-20s.
If this trend holds, Kahne should finish in the low- to mid-20s as well. Kahne has not been particularly strong during his career at Martinsville and should be viewed as a questionable value. Oct 24 - 10:26 PM

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Kasey Kahne raced to a 12th-place finish in the Geico 500, but missed the Chase by three points. He was one of three Hendrick Motorsports drivers who were eliminated in the Contender round along with Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kahne would actually have needed to finish four positions better than he did in order to displace his teammate Jeff Gordon because the tie-breaker would have been in the No. 24’s favor, but this was one more example of just how close the contests are going to be in the new knockout-style Chase.
Oct 20 - 10:30 AM

As one of the four drivers currently below the elimination bubble to qualify for the Eliminator round, Kasey Kahne needs a solid performance at Charlotte. He qualified 19th for Saturday night’s race, which places him immediately behind Brad Keselowski and in front of teammate Jimmie Johnson—two of the other three drivers who finished badly last week at Kansas.

Unless something happens to one of the other Chase contenders, the focus will be on these drivers at Charlotte, plus Dale Earnhardt Jr. A good finish will restore their confidence, but a victory is the only way they will feel safe at Talladega. Kahne has one win and only two top-fives in eight similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year.
Oct 10 - 2:27 PM

Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. saw their days end in accidents. Jeff Gordon lost the chance to finish in the top five after scraping the wall, and Kasey Kahne completed the Hendrick Motorsports sweep when he slammed the SAFER barrier on a late-race restart.

Kahne managed to remain on the lead lap while the team effected repairs, but the damage was too severe. He ultimately ended the Hollywood Casino 400 two laps off the pace in 22nd, which places him ninth in the standings, eight points behind the elimination bubble.
Oct 6 - 9:51 AM

Kasey Kahne is riding an 11-race streak of top-15s on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He finished 12th in last year’s Geico 400 at Chicagoland and has not slowed down since.

Kahne qualified for the Chase by winning at Atlanta and this track type is largely what kept him front of mind for most fantasy players. With this week’s Kansas race and next week’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte, he has a good chance to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Oct 4 - 9:51 AM

Kasey Kahne had one of the fastest cars early in the AAA 400, but a loose wheel forced him to pit out of sequence. At one point during the race, he was four laps behind the leaders, but he managed to climb back to 20th in the rundown and advance to the Contender round.

Kahne has been at his best on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and qualified for the Chase initially by winning at Atlanta. Now that the points have reset to make all Chasers equal, he could provide a great fantasy value.
Sep 29 - 4:05 PM

Kasey Kahne will race chassis No. 5-820 at Dover in the AAA 400. It has been raced four times previously this season.

Its most recent appearance on the NASCAR schedule is most likely the reason it was chosen this week. Kahne last drove this chassis at Atlanta four weeks ago and won the Oral-B 500.
Sep 27 - 10:21 AM

Kasey Kahne’s Atlanta Oral-B 500 victory is beginning to look more like a distant memory with each passing race. He finished 23rd in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire and slipped to 11th in the Chase rankings. Only 12 drivers will advance to the second round after Dover.

If Kahne can survive the AAA 400 at Dover, he could get back on track in the next two races, which will be run on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, but his Chicagoland effort ended outside the top 10, so that is not a certainty.
Sep 22 - 5:16 PM

Kasey Kahne is still looking for his first short, flat track top-10 of the season at New Hampshire; his best effort on this track type to date has been a pair of 11ths at Phoenix and in New Hampshire’s first race.

In final practice Kahne had the 13th-fastest lap and the 13th-quickest, 10-lap average, so it seems unlikely that he will be able to climb all the way into the top 10. Expect a finish in the teens and plan accordingly.
Sep 20 - 2:44 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest time among the Chase contenders in Saturday morning’s practice session with a lap of 187.780 mph.

That was 15/100ths of a second slower than Paul Menard, but only 1/100ths faster than fellow Chaser Kevin Harvick. The 400 will feature two battles and the most important one to win for the Chasers is to outpace at least 12 or the 16 contenders.
Sep 13 - 11:59 AM

Kasey Kahne is happy that he locked the No. 5 team into the Chase last week, because his recent record at Richmond has not been particularly strong. Racing for Hendrick Motorsports, he has earned only one top-10 in five starts there.

Kahne qualified 21st for the Federated Auto Parts 400 and that continued a pattern of struggling in time trials during the fall. His race results have remained relatively consistent, however, and he should be expected to finish in the low teens Saturday night.
Sep 5 - 9:18 PM

Kasey Kahne had the best restart of his season during the second green-white-checkered attempt and swept past Matt Kenseth on the next-to-last lap. He held on to win the Oral-B USA 500 by 0.574 seconds and locked himself into the Chase.

That puts all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers in the Chase for the Championship with one regular season race remaining. Kahne has had an up-and-down year, which has occasionally made him a questionable fantasy value, but this will undoubtedly generate a lot of momentum for the next couple of races.
Sep 1 - 12:03 AM

Kasey Kahne will race chassis 5-820 in Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500. It has been raced three times so far this year.

This car was raced most recently at Kentucky where it finished eighth. Kahne was not so lucky at Auto Club where he finished 41st, but he lost more than 25 laps attending to a broken rear end.
Aug 30 - 1:24 PM

Kasey Kahne won his second Atlanta race in fall 2009 and that was part of a three-race, top-10 streak there. His last four efforts have all ended well outside the top 20, however, with an average finish of 31.2.

Three of these four races were marred by crash damage, but he also finished two laps off the pace in 2012 without extenuating circumstances. Kahne needs a victory in order to secure a Chase spot, but it would be a long shot for him to earn it in the Oral-B USA 500.
Aug 27 - 4:50 PM

Kasey Kahne will race chassis No. 5-809. This is the same car he drove to an eighth-place finish at Bristol in spring.

Kahne also drove this chassis at Dover in June and it did not fare nearly as well. He finished 19th after starting mid-pack in 17th.
Aug 22 - 12:07 PM