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Kasey Kahne

Team: Leavine Family Racing-95
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 150

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Kasey Kahne and Leavine Family Racing’s (LFR) stellar run at Daytona International Speedway ended early after a second-stage wreck provided no way out for Kahne and the No. 95 Procore Camaro ZL1.
Kahne started 26th and quickly worked his way into the Top-15. He made it as far as fifth place before getting bumped loose and was forced to dive down pit road. Kahne dropped back to 37th and was no longer in the draft. Kahne began the second stage in 11th, making it back up to as high as sixth place. On lap 101 the front of the pack began to wreck, providing no way out for Kahne. He was unable to avoid the wreckage, ending his day early.-LFR Feb 19 - 2:56 PM

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Kasey Kahne will drive for a new team this year when he climbs behind the wheel of the No. 95, but that is unlikely to change his handicap. He is still a great value on this restrictor-plate, superspeedways.

Kahne scored three top-10s in four plate races last year largely because he managed to stay out of trouble in every event until the fall Alabama 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway—and he scored an eighth-place finish there despite sustaining some damage. The restrictor-plate, superspeedways are great tracks for dark horses and Kahne has already shown some strength in prelims.
Feb 15 - 5:21 PM

Leavine Family Racing (LFR) will compete on February 11th in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway for the first time with veteran driver, Kasey Kahne.

Since the team's inception in 2011, 2018 marks the third year LFR has been a full-time competitive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) team. 2018 will be a year of firsts for the one-car team, as Kahne brings a total of 18 wins in the MENCS to the table. "This year is a little different now that we have the Clash," said team owner, Bob Leavine. "We'll get 75 laps in the Clash for Kasey to get a feel for the car before the duels and the 500, so it's just a perfect situation for us with a new driver, new Crew Chief and a couple new people working on the car." Kahne, who is getting a fresh start this year with LFR, is looking forward to making his mark in 2018 early with his new team.-LFR
Feb 7 - 11:46 AM

Based on his last three years’ stats, Kasey Kahne is most likely to excel on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, but he might be little more than a sleeper with his new Leavine Family Racing team.

Kahne has earned only nine top-fives in the past three years, but three of these came on the 1.5-milers. His best effort on them was a third at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2016, followed by a fourth at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2017 and at Kansas Speedway in 2015. He also finished fourth at Richmond International Raceway, which behaves similarly. And while his single win in the past three years came at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last season, that victory is not representative of his recent efforts; his next best effort was an 18th in 2016.
Jan 29 - 1:02 PM

Leavine Family Racing on Tuesday morning unveiled its first paint scheme for the No. 95 Procore Chevrolet Camaro.

Procore is scheduled to be on Kasey Kahne‘s car for six races each in 2018 and 2019, including the season-opening Daytona 500 and the Advance Auto Parts Clash, both held during February’s Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. The announcement was made at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. Kahne will drive the car in the entire NASCAR Cup season.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 08:28:00 PM

Kasey Kahne spent much of his final trip to Las Vegas as a Hendrick Motorsports driver duly celebrating his time with the championship team and eagerly anticipating a big change in his career: A move to the single-car Leavine Family Racing operation for the 2018 season.

Kahne finished out his six-year, six-win tenure in the Hendrick No. 5 Chevrolet with a playoff run that ended in the Round of 16, but gave a glimpse of why this year’s Brickyard 400 winner has been a contender in NASCAR’s highest levels. It’s all been good preparation for a fresh start next year and Kahne said he’s already been to his new digs to meet his new team and start prepping the car for his LFR debut in the Feb. 18 Daytona 500.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 08:18:00 PM

Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has announced that Travis Mack will assume Crew Chief duties for the No. 95 with driver Kasey Kahne in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Mack, who is the car chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team, has worked as a car chief since 2013 and served as interim Crew Chief for the No. 88 team for one race at Richmond Raceway in 2017. Before becoming a car chief, Mack worked with the likes of Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson as a shock specialist and front end mechanic. In 2013, he moved to Hendrick Motorsports affiliate JR Motorsports, where he served as car chief for drivers Regan Smith and Chase Elliott in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Mack earned an XFINITY Series championship in 2014 as a member of Elliott’s team. He joined Earnhardt’s No. 88 team as car chief in 2015.-LFR
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 12:43:00 PM

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
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 09:15:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 04:05:00 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.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 05:29:00 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.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:15:00 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
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 08:45:00 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
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 03:45:00 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.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 11:17:00 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.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 12:01:00 PM