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

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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 Nov 20 - 11:19 PM

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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
Nov 19 - 8:40 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.
Nov 14 - 1:51 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.
Nov 8 - 11:59 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.
Nov 7 - 6:11 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
Nov 4 - 7:41 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.
Oct 31 - 10:46 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.
Oct 24 - 10:26 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.
Oct 20 - 10:30 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.
Oct 10 - 2:27 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.
Oct 6 - 9:51 AM

Kasey Kahne is riding an 11-race streak of top-15s on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He finished 12th in last year’s Geico 400 at Chicagoland and has not slowed down since.

Kahne qualified for the Chase by winning at Atlanta and this track type is largely what kept him front of mind for most fantasy players. With this week’s Kansas race and next week’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte, he has a good chance to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Oct 4 - 9:51 AM

Kasey Kahne had one of the fastest cars early in the AAA 400, but a loose wheel forced him to pit out of sequence. At one point during the race, he was four laps behind the leaders, but he managed to climb back to 20th in the rundown and advance to the Contender round.

Kahne has been at his best on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and qualified for the Chase initially by winning at Atlanta. Now that the points have reset to make all Chasers equal, he could provide a great fantasy value.
Sep 29 - 4:05 PM

Kasey Kahne will race chassis No. 5-820 at Dover in the AAA 400. It has been raced four times previously this season.

Its most recent appearance on the NASCAR schedule is most likely the reason it was chosen this week. Kahne last drove this chassis at Atlanta four weeks ago and won the Oral-B 500.
Source: Jayski.com
Sep 27 - 10:21 AM

Kasey Kahne’s Atlanta Oral-B 500 victory is beginning to look more like a distant memory with each passing race. He finished 23rd in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire and slipped to 11th in the Chase rankings. Only 12 drivers will advance to the second round after Dover.

If Kahne can survive the AAA 400 at Dover, he could get back on track in the next two races, which will be run on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, but his Chicagoland effort ended outside the top 10, so that is not a certainty.
Sep 22 - 5:16 PM