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.
Finishing ninth in the Daytona 500, Kasey Kahne earned his eighth top-10 on this track in 23 starts.
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.
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 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.
In preparation for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and revised rules that affect race car development and on-track testing, Hendrick Motorsports has named Kenny Francis to the new position of vehicle technical director and Keith Rodden as crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team of driver Kasey Kahne. The roles take effect immediately.
Kasey Kahne has been consistent during the past six races at Homestead. In those events he earned three top-10s, one other top-15, and a 17th.
Depending on which stat and trend a fantasy player considers, Kasey Kahne could be a great dark horse this week or a driver to avoid. Two of his last four Phoenix efforts ended in top-fives and he has one other 11th. His latest three attempts on short, flat tracks all ended outside the top 15, however.
Kasey Kahne posted the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k. His best time was a 135.654 mph from his laps 11 through 20.
NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from those two teams also have been penalized.
In nine races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year, Kasey Kahne has earned eight top-15s. Five of these were top-10s, but he barely missed that mark at Texas this spring and finished 11th in the Duck Commander 500.
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.
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.
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.