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

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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. Nov 7 - 4:52 PM

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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.
Nov 1 - 10:23 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.
Oct 30 - 6:41 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.
Oct 24 - 11:55 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.
Oct 18 - 6:33 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.
Oct 11 - 2:35 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.
Oct 4 - 8:42 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.
Oct 3 - 12:39 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.
Sep 27 - 8:15 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
Sep 25 - 2:57 PM

Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS), along with partner Great Clips, will be performing double duty this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, driving the No. 88 Great Clips Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports.

Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race will mark Kahne’s fifth start of the season in that series. His best NXS finish of 2015 (third) came earlier this year at Charlotte Motor Speedway, also a 1.5-mile track.-Hendrick Motorsports
Sep 15 - 10:43 PM

Kasey Kahne had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the final practice for the Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 174.757 mph in the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 14 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 2 Brad Keselowski, No. 1 Jamie McMurray, No. 4 Kevin Harvick and No. 48 Jimmie Johnson are the rest of the top five on this list.
Jul 24 - 11:57 PM

Kasey Kahne entered last fall’s Sylvania 300 with a seven-race streak of qualifications among the top 10 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He was unable to advance to the final round for that race and slipped to 17th, but he rekindled his form and surged to ninth to start Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 301.

Starting up front has not helped Kahne very much in recent years because he has not scored a top-10 on this track since 2012. His record this season is too erratic to accurately predict where he will finish this week.
Jul 18 - 9:54 AM

Kasey Kahne finished eighth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, which was directly behind his teammates Jimmie Johnson in sixth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in seventh.

The direct lineup of Hendrick Motorsports drivers is undoubtedly a coincidence, but their consistency suggests the teams work well together. That is something fantasy owners want to bear in mind the next time the series rolls onto a track that is traditionally kind to the organization as a whole.
Jun 28 - 8:18 PM

Kasey Kahne has only two top-fives to his credit in the first 15 races this season, but he has been consistent. That contributes to his ninth-place spot in the points and has earned fantasy owners a decent amount as well.

Accidents at Bristol Motor Speedway and Talladega SuperSpeedway are the only reason Kahne has failed to sweep the top 17 this season; 16 drivers make the Chase, so the math works out fairly well for the Hendrick mate.
Jun 19 - 8:40 PM