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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-5
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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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.
Kahne is the defending winner of this race and he starts exactly where he did in 2014. Last year, he slipped back into the middle of the pack for a while, but he could be a great choice if he can maintain his spot on Sunday through the first half of the event. Feb 28 - 1:23 PM

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Finishing ninth in the Daytona 500, Kasey Kahne earned his eighth top-10 on this track in 23 starts.

The best news is that he did not sustain any crash damage in the 203 laps run. Despite surviving accidents on three occasions since 2009, he had wrinkled fenders in his last 11 Daytona races before this weekend.
Feb 22 - 8:34 PM

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.

Keep an eye on Kahne because he could be a good value this year if he remains moderately priced in salary cap games. To be a great value, however, he will need to score more than three top-fives, which was last year’s benchmark.
Feb 10 - 10:12 AM

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 veteran Kasey Kahne, reigning Sprint Cup rookie of the year Kyle Larson, and World of Outlaws icon Steve Kinser will be among those racing at the Cocopah Speedway. The five-night run begins tomorrow and Saturday, then resumes next Tuesday (Jan. 6), and then closes out next Friday and Saturday (Jan. 9-10). Kahne will carry the Great Clips colors into the desert for his own Kasey Kahne Racing outfit.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 3 - 11:42 AM

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.

Kahne, 34, originally signed with Hendrick Motorsports in April 2010 and officially joined the team’s four-car stable for the 2012 season. Over the past three years (2012-14), he ranks among the top-10 drivers in Sprint Cup wins (5), pole positions (4), top-five finishes (26) and laps led (1,177). The Enumclaw, Washington, native has 17 career wins in NASCAR’s top division.-Hendrick Motorsports
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:19:00 PM

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.

Francis, 44, will oversee organization-wide car design and development with day-to-day management of Hendrick Motorsports’ chassis, body, research and development, on-track testing, vehicle engineering and simulation programs. Rodden will return to Hendrick Motorsports where he worked alongside Francis in 2012 and 2013 while the lead engineer for Kahne and the No. 5 team.-Hendrick Motorsports
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 08:40:00 PM

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.

None of those efforts landed among the top five, however. Kahne’s only finish in that range came in 2006. If they can finish that well on Sunday, it will give them some positive momentum to carry into the off-season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 01:51:00 PM

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.

Kahne was incredibly solid last fall with a second-place finish, but he qualified seventh en route to that result. This week, he rolls off the grid only 22nd.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:59:00 AM

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.

Kahne has a good record on this track and is one of the dark horses to finish in the top 10. He must stay out of trouble, however, and that is an intangible that will not be known until after the checkers wave.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 06:11:00 PM

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.

"Behavioral penalty - involved in a post-race physical altercation with a driver on pit road": Jeremy Fuller (#5 crew member), Dwayne Doucette (#24 crew) and Jason Ingle (#24 crew); each fined $25,000 and suspended for next six Cup points races. Dean Mozingo (#24 crew) fined $10,000 and suspended from NASCAR for next three Cup points races. "Crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members": Kenny Francis (#5 crew chief) and Alan Gustafson (#24 crew chief) each fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points races.-NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:41:00 PM

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.

Eleventh is precisely where Kahne finished in last spring’s Texas race, but he rebounded to finish fifth in the fall. Watch him closely in practice to see if he might show the same signs of improvement this week.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 10:46:00 AM

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.

If this trend holds, Kahne should finish in the low- to mid-20s as well. Kahne has not been particularly strong during his career at Martinsville and should be viewed as a questionable value.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:26:00 PM

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.

Kahne would actually have needed to finish four positions better than he did in order to displace his teammate Jeff Gordon because the tie-breaker would have been in the No. 24’s favor, but this was one more example of just how close the contests are going to be in the new knockout-style Chase.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:30:00 AM

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.

Unless something happens to one of the other Chase contenders, the focus will be on these drivers at Charlotte, plus Dale Earnhardt Jr. A good finish will restore their confidence, but a victory is the only way they will feel safe at Talladega. Kahne has one win and only two top-fives in eight similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 02:27:00 PM

Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. saw their days end in accidents. Jeff Gordon lost the chance to finish in the top five after scraping the wall, and Kasey Kahne completed the Hendrick Motorsports sweep when he slammed the SAFER barrier on a late-race restart.

Kahne managed to remain on the lead lap while the team effected repairs, but the damage was too severe. He ultimately ended the Hollywood Casino 400 two laps off the pace in 22nd, which places him ninth in the standings, eight points behind the elimination bubble.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 09:51:00 AM