Kasey Kahne will race chassis No. 5-888 at Michigan International Speedway. It enters the weekend with a two-race top-10 streak after finishing sixth at Indy and 10th at Pocono.
Michigan may be one of Kasey Kahne’s best shots to win a regular season race and clinch a Chase berth. He finished fifth there in the spring and won the 2006 3M Performance 400 from the pole.
Kasey Kahne will race chassis 5-876 in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. This is the same chassis he drove to a sixth-place finish at Sonoma this June.
Kasey Kahne finished sixth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350k at Sonoma Raceway, but he has traditionally struggled at Watkins Glen International. He has never cracked the top 10 on this track, with a best of 13th.
At Pocono, Kasey Kahne finished 10th in the GoBowling.com 400 and climbed to within one point of the current Chase cutoff.
Kasey Kahne is still seeking his first victory of the season, which would essentially lock him into the Chase.
Kasey Kahne needed to stretch his fuel mileage and get a great restart if he wanted to win the Brickyard 400. He accomplished one of those feats by getting to the checkers in sixth, but he failed to hold off a determined Jeff Gordon on a restart with 16 laps remaining.
Kasey Kahne’s overall results at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been consistently in the high single digits or teens, but he is capable of rattling off a top-five when the circumstances are perfect. He finished third in this race last year.
Sprint Cup regular Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Chevrolet SS) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the Happy Hour practice for the Nationwide Series enjoyillinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
In seven career Nationwide Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway, Kasey Kahne earned one top-five finish.
All of Kasey Kahne’s seven top-10s have come in conjunction with another top-10 finish. He scored back-to-back top-10s at Las Vegas and Bristol, Talladega and Kansas, and had three such finishes in consecutive weeks at Michigan, Sonoma, and Kentucky.
Kasey Kahne’s 11th-place finish in the Camping World RV Sales 301 was not indicative of how he ran for most of Sunday afternoon. He spent approximately 220 laps in the top 10 and scored the ninth-best average running position of 9.125.
Kasey Kahne was one of the top picks at New Hampshire in 2012 with a victory and another top-five. Last year, he failed to crack the top 10 in either race.
Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips / Shark Week Chevrolet) has one win, three top fives, eight top 10s and an average finish of 17.0 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.