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Kasey Kahne

Team: Hendrick Motorsports-5
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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Kasey Kahne has scored six top-10s this season, but the last of these came in late June on the road course of Sonoma Raceway. He finished ninth that afternoon after starting 10th.
Kahne has been difficult to predict and even more difficult to place-and-hold. None of his top-10s came in consecutive races. In the last six attempts that failed to produce another top-10, he has two top-15s which have also failed to come in successive weekends. Aug 8 - 6:56 PM

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Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon will join Jimmie Johnson in the back half of the pack on Sunday at Pocono Raceway for the Pennsylvania 400. Kahne posted a lap of 175.901 mph and will roll off the grid 23rd; Gordon starts 24th with a lap of 175.706. Johnson starts just outside the top 20 in 21st.

Hendrick Motorsports is struggling across the board in recent weeks. If they are going to turn their season around anyplace, Pocono is a great place to do so. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chase Elliott ran well here in June and Hendrick is the winningest team in track history.
Jul 30 - 11:51 AM

Kasey Kahne posted a lap of 183.109 mph and failed to advance to the second round of qualification. He will line up 26th on Sunday in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard.

Kahne was pessimistic about his chances of getting through the field in dirty air and mentioned how well he thought his teammates would be. That is not a glowing recommendation for starting him on Sunday.
Jul 23 - 2:25 PM

Kasey Kahne became the second casualty of Kentucky Speedway practice on the newly repaved and reconfigured surface. He slapped the wall much harder than Brad Keselowski, but the team will attempt to fix the car and stay with the primary.

The damage to the right rear is fairly extensive and Kahne is going to miss quite a bit of practice. This is notable because of the new surface and will make him less attractive for fantasy players.
Jul 7 - 3:03 PM

Kasey Kahne finished ninth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, which was his fourth consecutive top-10 on this track.

File that result away for next year, but do not let it affect your pick at Watkins Glen International. Kahne has never cracked the top 10 on that track in 12 starts. His best result on NASCAR’s other road course was a 12th.
Jun 26 - 8:21 PM

Kasey Kahne’s first five races with Hendrick Motorsports at Michigan International Speedway showcased a lot of inconsistency but some solid run. He finished in the 30s twice, top-fives twice, and seventh once. He lost his strength in the past three races, but gained consistency.

Kahne has finished either 15th or 16th in his last three attempts on this track. That makes him a difficult pick for the
Jun 9 - 12:42 AM

Kasey Kahne was hit with a penalty from NASCAR early in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono, but rebounded to finish sixth at Pocono Raceway after starting among the top 12 in 11th. He was one of three Hendrick Motorsports drivers to finish in the top 10.

Kahne is still looking for his first back-to-back top-10s of the season, but he has run well in the past three weeks. A tire problem at Charlotte Motor Speedway kept him from finishing on the lead lap, but he was fourth at Dover International Speedway in the AAA 400.
Jun 6 - 6:15 PM

Kasey Kahne has earned four top-10s this season. His last two successes were fourth-place finishes at Richmond International Raceway and again last week at Dover International Speedway.

Before fantasy owners form a bandwagon, however, it should be noted that Kahne has not yet earned back-to-back top-15s this season. He has come close on a few occasions, however, with a three-race streak of results 17th or better in April and he finished 16th before last week’s AAA 400 top-five.
May 24 - 2:58 PM

From NBC's Dustin Long: NASCAR docked Kasey Kahne 15 points, fined crew chief Keith Rodden $25,000 and took 15 points away from Rick Hendrick in the owners standings for a P3 violation found after last weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway.

"We had an unintentional issue at Dover when our left- and right-side truck arms were bent at some point during the race," said Keith Rodden, crew chief of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team, in a statement from the team. "I’m disappointed in NASCAR’s decision, but we have to accept it and focus on the upcoming races. We have a great team with a lot of positive momentum that we hope to carry into the summer." Losing 15 points drops Kahne four spots to 20th in the standings. He had been in the final transfer spot to the Chase. Now, he’s 12 points behind A.J. Allmendinger for the final spot.
Source: NBC Sports
May 18 - 9:54 PM

Kasey Kahne entered the AAA 400 Drive for Autism weekend with back-to-back top-10s at Dover International Speedway. Last year he finished fourth in the spring race and was sixth in the fall. He was not around the leaders all afternoon this week, but he surged when it mattered and finished fourth on Sunday.

Kahne was not expected to finish particularly well this weekend because in 24 career Dover starts, he had never finish on the lead lap in three consecutive races. He also had never scored three consecutive top-10s there, but he survived an 18-car accident that thinned the lead lap challengers considerably with about 50 laps remaining and took advantage of the track position.
May 15 - 6:16 PM

Kasey Kahne was one of the big names failing to advance to the second round of qualification for the 400 at Kansas. With a speed of 187.149 mph, he will line up 27th Saturday night.

This actually could improve his value somewhat in games that offer place-differential points. Kahne should finish somewhere in the mid-teens this week, which will earn 10 or more points for advancement.
May 6 - 7:13 PM

Kasey Kahne does not have a lot of success in 2016, but what little does have was earned on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He enters the 400 at Kansas Speedway with back-to-back top-10s at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

Given his inconsistency, he could fly under the radar this week. If that happens, he could be one of the best differentiators in a player’s lineup. Do not start him unless he starts in the front half of the field, however.
May 3 - 10:02 AM

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun into Kasey Kahne and Michael Annett, he was the first driver to wreck, but was far from the last. By the end of the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, 87.5 percent of the field had been impacted by crash damage.

This was one of the most chaotic races at Talladega fantasy owners have seen in quite some while. Winning one’s league this week required a lot of luck.
May 1 - 5:05 PM

Kasey Kahne finished fourth in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway to score his first top-five in his last 14 starts. Notably, this was only his second top-five in his last 32 attempts and all three of his recent top-fives were fourth-place finishes.

This was Kahne’s second top-10 in the past three races, which could suggest he is finally getting some momentum on his side. He is still moderately priced in most salary cap games
Apr 24 - 5:04 PM

Kasey Kahne was notably fast in final practice for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. His top speed of 120.622 mph was only 0.042 seconds behind teammate Jimmie Johnson.

Speed has not really been the issue with Kahne, however. He needs to get a little luck on his side this week while the team avoids mistakes. Eventually the No. 5 team is going to break out of this funk and when they do, fantasy owners will reap a lot of points.
Apr 23 - 12:27 PM