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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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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

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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

AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger campaign will continue its relationship with 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) with a one-year contract extension.

In 2016, the groundbreaking cause awareness effort will become a primary sponsor of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team of driver Kasey Kahne. For its sixth season in NASCAR, Drive to End Hunger will be primary sponsor of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS in two Sprint Cup races -- Aug. 20 at Bristol Motor Speedway and Nov. 6 at Texas Motor Speedway -- and featured as an associate sponsor of the team in all other events.-HMS
Apr 20 - 3:20 PM

Kasey Kahne finished eighth in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, which completed a sweep of the top 10 by Hendrick Motorsports. This was the first time since this race last year that all four Hendrick drivers finished among the top 10.

Kahne’s path to the front was not without drama. Late in the going, he tapped Greg Biffle and sent the No. 16 into the wall. As big as Texas is, the groove can be tight and dangerous. Kahne’s record this season has been uneven, so it is difficult to know if he can maintain this momentum.
Apr 10 - 1:52 AM

Kasey Kahne started the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on the outside pole, but like pole sitter Joey Logano he had the wrong setup on the car at the beginning of the race. Unlike Logano, he could not recover, stayed a lap down to the leaders most of the afternoon, and finished 22nd.

Kahne’s 2016 season has been filled with disappointments. Largely as a result of his negative place-differential points, he scored only one marker in the NASCAR Fantasy Live game and was not a good value in any contest.
Apr 3 - 8:10 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session with a speed of 96.073 mph.

Kahne rolls off the grid from the outside pole and on paper should be one of the favorites this week; Hendrick Motorsports has a stellar record on the short track. But Kahne is prone to bad luck and that is an intangible that cannot be ignored.
Apr 2 - 11:06 AM

Kasey Kahne came up two-thousandths of a second slower than Joey Logano in the final round of qualification for the STP 500. He will line up on the outside pole for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Kahne needs something good to happen this season, but starting up front at Martinsville Speedway has not been positive for him in the past. His only other front row start was a pole in spring 2012; he blew an engine and finished 38th in his first start for Hendrick Motorsports on this track. The previous spring, he started third and finished 39th with crash damage. Luck is unpredictable; sometimes it is unchangeable as well.
Apr 1 - 5:31 PM

Kasey Kahne has run well on occasion in 2016, but bad luck has kept him from capitalizing very often. In five starts this year, he has earned one top-10 and only one other top-15.

One of his top-15s—a 13th—came in the Daytona 500, which is not representative of how a driver will perform on other track types. That means on unrestricted speedways he has finished worse than 20th in three of four starts. It is difficult to recommend him until his luck improves.
Mar 23 - 12:33 PM

Kasey Kahne has made four previous starts at Auto Club Speedway with his current team. His best finish was a ninth in 2013.

Kahne has one more top-15 in 2012 and 17th last year, so this has not been one of his better tracks. Coming off a blown tire last week, Kahne lacks momentum and should be considered to have long odds in the Auto Club 400.
Mar 18 - 2:44 PM

Kasey Kahne had the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. He posted a speed of 135.339 mph early in his run.

Kahne will need that sustainable speed because he is going to have to come from the back of the pack after changing an engine. On Friday, he had one of the five fastest times in the first qualification session, but a malfunctioning EFI (Electronic Fuel Injector) sent him to the garage. He will drop to the back of the pack along with teammate Jimmie Johnson—who crashed in qualification.
Mar 12 - 7:39 PM

Kasey Kahne posted the second-fastest time of 22 cars so far in qualification before his engine began smoking. He pulled off in turn four.

There was no fire and it was uncertain where the smoke came from. Kahne will likely fail to make the next round and should qualify 24th.
Mar 11 - 7:01 PM

Kasey Kahne finished 10th in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which was a solid finish for the driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. He started the race eighth and never fell very far off the pace.

Fantasy owners are looking for a sign of life from this team and they may have seen it on Sunday. This was the first time in the past 32 races that he both started and finished inside the top 10. Kahne can be a little erratic, however, and owners should continue to play him cautiously.
Mar 6 - 9:17 PM

Kasey Kahne (#5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS) has 12 starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has earned three pole awards in that span, with his most recent in 2012.

LVMS is also the site of Kahne’s first career Sprint Cup pole in March 2004. He ranks 10th in all-time lap leaders at Las Vegas with 172 laps led during five races. Statistically, Kahne excels at intermediate tracks with 10 of his 17 career wins earned at venues between one and two miles in length. Kahne, along with his Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) teammates, will participate in NASCAR’s open test on Thursday at the 1.5-mile speedway.-HMS
Mar 2 - 3:27 PM

Kasey Kahne (#5 Panasonic Chevrolet SS) finished 23rd in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started 11th on the grid and completed 328 laps of the 330-lap race. Kahne is currently 16th in the 2016 NSCS championship standings.
Feb 29 - 8:34 PM