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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-5
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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Momentum is not always sustainable. Last year Kasey Kahne finished ninth in the Daytona 500, but his next two starts on plate tracks ended well down the order in the 30s. With an average finish of 20.73 in 48 plate races, he sits in the front half of the field, however, at 17th.
One thing that made Kahne a worse-than-normal value in 2015 was the fact that he finished well worse than he started in the final three plate races and that cost fantasy owners place-differential points in games that offered them. Feb 5 - 4:46 PM

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Kasey Kahne will be sponsored by Panasonic Toughbook for two races, according to a press release from Hendrick Motorsports. The sponsorship will be in effect at Atlanta in February and Dover in October.

This sponsorship moves over from the No. 24 team since Chase Elliott has his quarter panels covered. Kahne will probably be a better fantasy value at Atlanta than Dover. Since joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2012, Kahne, 35, has earned three Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup berths and five race wins with the No. 5 team. The Enumclaw, Washington, native has 17 career wins, 27 pole positions, and 156 top-10 finishes in NASCAR’s top division, according to the release.
Jan 12 - 4:04 PM

Kasey Kahne failed to live up to the lofty expectations associated with Hendrick Motorsports. His average finish of 18.1 was only 16th in that ranking behind more modestly-funded entries of Aric Almirola and Paul Menard.

Moreover, Kahne continued to raise expectations during race weekends with 14 top-10 starts. He faded in all but one of those races, however, and ended the season with the ninth-worst place-differential of -3.3.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 01:01:00 PM

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, today announced it will partner with Hendrick Motorsports in 2016, serving as a three-race primary sponsor of the No. 5 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS driven by Kasey Kahne in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The company will be an associate sponsor for all remaining races. Quicken Loans’ move to Hendrick Motorsports comes after serving as a primary sponsor of the No. 31 Chevrolet and driver Ryan Newman for two seasons at Richard Childress Racing, as well as the two years prior at Stewart-Haas Racing.-Hendrick Motorsports
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Kasey Kahne (#5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS) finished 19th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver started 18th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 267-lap event. Kahne, who competed in all of the season's 36 races, scored one pole, three top-fives, 10 top-10s and closed out the season 18th in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Kasey Kahne qualified only 18th for the AAA Texas 500 after posting the 12th fastest time in Friday’s practice session.

Kahne finished eighth at Texas Motor Speedway this spring, but it was only his second top-10 on this track in the past six races. He also has a pair of 11ths, so fantasy owners can reasonably expect a finish somewhere in the teens.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Kasey Kahne crashed in qualification and was forced to roll out a backup car on Sunday for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It seemed unlikely that he would be able to stay on the lead lap after starting shotgun on the field. He not only accomplished that feat, but scored a top-10 with his ninth-place finish.

Kahne was one of three Hendrick drivers to finish in the top 10 along with winner Jeff Gordon and fourth-place Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jimmie Johnson also contended for a top-10 until he pitted late in the Goody's 500 and slipped to 12th.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 10:23:00 PM

Kasey Kahne posted a time fast enough to advance to the second round of qualification, but he wheel-hopped his Chevrolet and backed into the wall. He will officially start 24th, but will have to drop to the tail-end of the pack in a backup car.

Kahne has had difficulty catching a break this year. Nearly every time he runs strong during the weekend, something seems to happen to derail his efforts. It is difficult to recommend him on any fantasy roster.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Kasey Kahne posted a lap of 193.638 mph and will line up to the outside of his teammate Jeff Gordon for the 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.

Kahne is part of a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the top five, but he is the only one who will line up in the outside row. Fantasy owners should not be surprised if one of his teammates allows him to pull into their groove so they can draft together.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 11:55:00 PM

Kasey Kahne finished fourth in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was his first top-five finish in Cup competition during the past 18 weeks.

Kahne has two other top-fives this season. They came on tracks that reward rhythm with one at Dover International Speedway and one at Phoenix International Raceway this spring. Kahne has run well in the past four weeks and now that he knows his way to the front, he could maintain his momentum.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 06:33:00 PM

Kasey Kahne blew a tire and slapped the wall before the 100-lap mark.

Kahne was one of this week’s sleepers and this has negatively affected a lot of fantasy rosters. Kahne entered the Bank of America 500 with a two-race, top-10 streak that ends this week.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:35:00 PM

For the first time all season, Kasey Kahne earned back-to-back top-10s when he crossed under the checkers sixth in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on the heels of a ninth last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

In both races, Kahne quietly earned his finish and that is a good omen heading to Charlotte where this organization has had so much success. Kahne should be treated as a rising value for fantasy owners.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 08:42:00 PM

The Cup drivers got a few minutes of practice in on Saturday morning and after about 25 minutes, Kasey Kahne sat atop the leaderboard with a fastest lap of 160.506 mph. Kahne also posted the quickest 10-lap average with a 158.755 mph run from laps seven through 16.

Kahne is finally coming into his own and catching up with the Chase contending teammates. Because of his struggles early in the season, his salary cap is much cheaper and he is a better value overall.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Kasey Kahne finished ninth in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to earn his first top-10 in the past 12 races. Previous to this run, he finished eighth at Sonoma Raceway in June.

Kahne’s latest top-five came in May. That is significant because it was scored at Dover, which is the site of next week’s venue. If Kahne can manage to finish strong in the AAA 400, it will be the first time this season that he scored back-to-back top-10s.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 08:15:00 PM

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is one of 11 tracks where Kahne (No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS) has notched a career victory.

The driver won at the 1.058-mile oval in 2012 after starting on the front row in the second position. He battled to take the lead for most of the race, but with 66 laps to go, Kahne finally took over the top spot and stayed there all the way to Victory Lane where he received the track’s iconic trophy – a lobster. The win marked his first at the track and his 14th career victory. Kahne now has 17 career victories.-Hendrick Motorsports
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 02:57:00 PM