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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 is still seeking his first victory of the season, which would essentially lock him into the Chase.
Last week Kahne led the most laps in the Brickyard 400 and these two courses are among the most comparable on the circuit, so this is perhaps his best opportunity to find Victory Lane. With Michigan and Atlanta still to come before the Chase begins, he still has a couple of other strong tracks ahead. Jul 30 - 9:58 AM

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Kasey Kahne needed to stretch his fuel mileage and get a great restart if he wanted to win the Brickyard 400. He accomplished one of those feats by getting to the checkers in sixth, but he failed to hold off a determined Jeff Gordon on a restart with 16 laps remaining.

With his strong finish, Kahne gained two positions in the standings. He currently sits 15th in the points, but is not currently in Chase contention. He needs to make up for points on Austin Dillon or win a race. Next week the series returns to the site of his most recent win; Kahne won last year’s 400 at Pocono and should run well again this season. Fantasy owners should note, however, this was Kahne’s first top-10 on a flat track in 2014.
Jul 27 - 6:31 PM

Kasey Kahne’s overall results at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been consistently in the high single digits or teens, but he is capable of rattling off a top-five when the circumstances are perfect. He finished third in this race last year.

That was the culmination of a three-year streak in which he finished better in each successive race. His worst result in the past six years was an 18th in 2011 but that is countered by last year’s third. Since 2008 his average finish on the famed 2.5-mile oval is 10th, which will garner a lot of attention this week. Odds are good that he will stand up well to the scrutiny.
Jul 21 - 4:51 PM

Sprint Cup regular Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Chevrolet SS) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the Happy Hour practice for the Nationwide Series 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

The average speed of 171.587 mph in the JR Motorsports No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 15 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 2 Brian Scott (171.250 mph), No. 60 Chris Buescher (171.129), No. 42 Kyle Larson (171.113), No. 11 Elliott Sadler (171.110), No. 22 Ryan Blaney (170.879), No. 54 54 Sam Hornish Jr. (170.804), No. 20 Erik Jones (170.789), No. 9 Chase Elliott (170.772) and No. 6 Trevor Bayne (169.600) are the rest of the top 10 on this list.
Jul 18 - 8:52 PM

In seven career Nationwide Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway, Kasey Kahne earned one top-five finish.

This weekend’s race in JR Motorsports' No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro marks Kahne’s first standalone Nationwide Series start since Oct. 28, 2006, at Memphis Motorsports Park. That day, he started 41st and finished ninth. Of Kahne’s eight career Nationwide Series wins, five have come on 1.5-mile tracks. He owns victories at Charlotte, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Las Vegas and Texas. With JR Motorsports, Kahne’s average finish in four starts on 1.5-mile tracks is 4.5.-JR Motorsports
Jul 16 - 11:59 AM

All of Kasey Kahne’s seven top-10s have come in conjunction with another top-10 finish. He scored back-to-back top-10s at Las Vegas and Bristol, Talladega and Kansas, and had three such finishes in consecutive weeks at Michigan, Sonoma, and Kentucky.

If the trend continues, this makes Kahne a relatively easy driver to handicap. Fantasy players simply want to wait until he cracks the top 10 and then start him the following week. They should exercise caution when starting him for a third consecutive event, however, since he only has one three-week streak.
Jul 15 - 6:26 PM

Kasey Kahne’s 11th-place finish in the Camping World RV Sales 301 was not indicative of how he ran for most of Sunday afternoon. He spent approximately 220 laps in the top 10 and scored the ninth-best average running position of 9.125.

Sitting 17th in the standings and without a victory this season, Kahne remains outside of Chase contention. Narrow misses such as this minimizes his fantasy appeal until he is capable of stringing multiple top-10s together.
Jul 13 - 7:45 PM

Kasey Kahne was one of the top picks at New Hampshire in 2012 with a victory and another top-five. Last year, he failed to crack the top 10 in either race.

Kahne has regularly failed to achieve the same level of results or consistency as his Hendrick Motorsports teammates this year and until he begins to string top-10s together with regularity it is best to leave him off a player’s roster.
Jul 10 - 11:49 AM

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips / Shark Week Chevrolet) has one win, three top fives, eight top 10s and an average finish of 17.0 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

He has a Driver Rating of 92.4, 10th-best; 331 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most; 948 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most; Average Green Flag Speed of 124.697 mph, seventh-fastest; 3,411 Laps in the Top 15 (63.5%), 10th-most and 487 Quality Passes,
Jul 9 - 3:32 PM

Sprint Cup regular Kasey Kahne wins the 13th Annual Subway Firecracker 250, his eighth victory in 204 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.

This is the JR Motorsports No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro driver's first victory and first top-10 finish in 2014. This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 19 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Jul 4 - 11:15 PM

Kasey Kahne finishes 8th in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

He started the No. 5 Chevrolet SS 20th on the grid for the Quaker State 400. He moved up one spot to 15th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 29 - 12:20 PM

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet) has one top five, one top 10 and an average finish of 8.7 at Kentucky Speedway.

He has an average Running Position of 14.0, 12th-best; Driver Rating of 98.2, fifth-best; 52 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most; Series-high 313 Green Flag Passes; Average Green Flag Speed of 171.289 mph, fourth-fastest; 472 Laps in the Top 15 (58.9%), 11th-most and 116 Quality Passes,
Jun 24 - 9:06 PM

Kasey Kahne finishes 6th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma (CA) Raceway.

He started the No. 5 Chevrolet SS 30th on the grid for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. He moved up three spots to 16th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 23 - 11:48 AM

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet) has one win, two top fives, three top 10s; two poles and an average finish of 20.4 at Sonoma Raceway.

He has an Average Running Position of 16.1, 11th-best; Driver Rating of 84.3, 12th-best; 32 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most; 552 Laps in the Top 15 (55.4%), eighth-most and 210 Quality Passes,
Jun 17 - 12:29 PM

Kasey Kahne finishes 5th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

He started the No. 5 Chevrolet SS 13th on the grid for the Quicken Loans 400. He is currently 19th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 16 - 11:20 AM