Kasey Kahne announces date for charity 5K | Hendrick Motorsports
Kasey Kahne is an American race driver who currently drives the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Leavine Family Racing. Born into a family with racing. Kasey Kahne will become a father in October. on Wednesday that Kahne, 35, is expecting his first child with girlfriend Sam Sheets on Oct. Kasey Kahne announces date for charity 5K. Courtesy of The NASCAR Hall of Fame. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Kasey Kahne Foundation.
Kevin Harvick moved into second. Pit strategies varied in the final 50 laps, and when the front-runners pitted under green with about 30 laps to go, Keselowski, among others, stayed out, gambling for another caution.
He and the others who stayed out got multiple cautions over the course of the remaining laps, the last one sending the race into overtime. After a red flag for track cleanup, Kahne stayed out while almost everyone else pitted and restarted with the lead.
Kahne was the only Hendrick Motorsports driver still in the race at the finish. Chase Elliott blew his engine late in the first stage of the race, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. A flat tire resulted in a Jimmie Johnson wreck that brought the yellow flag out and sent the race into overtime. We'll dig into it and see. But, I've been racing Hendrick engines sinceand this is the first engine problem I've ever had, so I'll take those odds all day long.
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We still have the best engine shop in the business, and stuff's going to happen. We're pushing it as everyone is, so we'll move on to next week and see what we've got there. Truex ran second to Kyle Busch throughout the first two stages and finished second to him in both.
However, during the caution at the end of stage two, Truex got off pit road ahead of Kyle Busch to restart with the lead. The yellow flag waved again a few laps later for a Ricky Stenhouse Jr. When I did, my car got loose and then, when I got beside of him, I was trying to get back to the gas and just got a little bit more loose. Then, I lost it and got the inside wall. We were really good, a lot stronger than we were yesterday in practice.
That's something to hang our hats on. I thought for the most part we had a solid day running inside the top That was our goal.
I thought that we could have squeaked out a top 10 there if everything went right, so I'm really happy with our performance.
It was just a little costly mistake there. Truex's car caught fire, and both drivers were retired from the race. Kyle Busch started on the pole, and by the time the yellow flag waved for the first time for a Corey LaJoie wreck on lap 10, Truex had joined Kyle Busch up front in second. Their domination of the first two positions continued after a nearly two-hour delay for lightning in the area that was followed by rain at the track. Kahne rebounded from the disappointment at Pocono by leading laps in the following race at Michigan and finishing 2nd, behind the dominant Denny Hamlin.
In qualifying for the Carfax at Michigan International SpeedwayKahne earned his second pole position of the season. Prior to the acquisition, the No.
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It was also announced that his current crew chief Kenny Francis will join in at Hendrick. He led 48 laps, a race-high. He did not make it into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, resting at 21st in points following the cut-off race, the Wonderful Pistachios at Richmond International Raceway on September On November 13,at the newly configured Phoenix International RacewayKahne held off Carl Edwards in the closing laps to take his first victory of the season, his first victory for the Red Bull Racing Teamand Kahne's first victory in over two years.
Kahne only led the final 14 laps of the race. Kahne finished the season 14th in points behind Clint Bowyer. Kahne had a rough start tofinishing no better than 14th in the first five races.
However, he rebounded with seven straight top 10 finishes, including a win in the Coca-Cola in his th Sprint Cup Start. This was also his first win with Hendrick Motorsports. During the Chase, Kahne won poles at Talladega and Kansas. He ended the season a career-best fourth place in the points, with 2 wins, 4 poles, 12 top five finishes and 19 top ten finishes. Kahne had a slow start to the season, finishing 36th and 19th at Daytona and Phoenix, respectively. After Bristol, he had a strong run at Auto Club Speedway in which he finished ninth—he then had an even stronger run at Martinsvillewhere he had one of the best cars and finished fourth.
He then finished eleventh at Texas. At Kansas, Kahne again finished second to Kenseth in a finish very similar to the finish at Las Vegas. Kahne's season also started with a number of run-ins with Kyle Buschwho wrecked him in three of the first 11 races: At Talladega, on lap 43, Kahne was in the outside lane when Busch turned him into the wall again heading towards turn 1.
Later, at Darlington, another incident happened when Busch sent Kahne into the wall while being challenged for the lead late-race, causing a caution.
At the Coca-ColaKahne had influenza and there was doubt he could finish the race. Kahne finished 38th, and dropped down four spots in the points standings to 12th. At Daytona, Kahne was running behind Jimmie Johnson for most of the race until he got tagged by Marcos Ambrose on a late restart, sending him into the inside wall on the back straightaway and relegating him to a 32nd-place finish. This was followed by an 11th-place finish at New Hampshire, and a third-place finish at Indianapolis.
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At Pocono in August, Kahne started 1st. He led 1 lap of the race and was involved in a tight battle with Tony Stewart for the lead in the final laps. A decision by Gordon to take the final restart on lap on the inside lane gave Kahne the opportunity to draft past Gordon in turn 1 and then sail away to his second career Pocono race victory and second win of the season, bringing him up to eighth place in the points. Kahne then had a seventh-place finish at Michigan, and then a runner-up finish at Bristol behind Kenseth for the third time in He qualified for the Chase, but any chance of him winning ended with a crash at Loudon.
Early in the SylvaniaKahne got loose, wheel-hopped and hit a barrier extremely hard. Kahne was uninjured but caused controversy when he acted like he could not hear a reporter in his interview which led many to speculate that Kahne suffered a head injury.
Kahne struggled in the first half of the season. He came close to a win at Pocono in June but hit the outside barrier late in the event, costing him his shot at the win. Kahne said that Kyle Busch was yet again responsible for the crash and Busch himself took responsibility that night.
When Kahne heard that Busch apologized for the wreck he shrugged it off and said "I don't care to talk to him anymore about our wrecks. Tired of his aggressiveness and the fact that his performances are affecting my own results. At the BrickyardKahne led 70 laps due to great track position but lost the lead on a restart with 17 laps left to Jeff Gordon and ended up sixth.
At Atlanta, Kahne controlled the final 15 laps of the race. With 3 laps to go it seemed like he lost it when a caution came out. He lost 4 spots on pit road, but after 2 more cautions, sped by Matt Kenseth and won the race to clench a spot in the Chase. It was his first only win of He finished 15th in the standings being eliminated from round 2 of the Chase. Kahne received a 3-year contract extension with HMS in November which runs until the conclusion of the season.
Kahne beat year-old Erik Jones by 0. In the Cup series, Kahne would start off with a 9th-place finish in the Daytona He would struggle throughout most of the year, and only get 10 top 10s and three top 5s, his best finish being 4th at Phoenix, Dover and the Kansas Chase race. Kahne finished the season in 18th place in the final points standings. Kahne experienced a difficult season as he finished 17th in the final points standings with only 3 Top 5 and 13 Top 10 finishes.
During the season, Kahne did not lead a single lap in any race despite completing the most laps in the series. Kahne's Season started off similar to previous years, but did manage to lead laps over compared to the previous year.
After disappointing races at the beginning of the year, things began to look up. In JulyKahne returned to Victory Lane at the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyardsurviving a crash-laden race that took out many contending cars, including holding off Brad Keselowski on an overtime restart that ended under caution.
It was Kahne's 18th win in the Cup Series and first in races. On August 7,Hendrick Motorsports announced Kahne would not be returning to the team for the season, and two days later, William Byron was announced as Kahne's replacement. Kahne failed to win for the rest of the season, meaning that Kahne's Brickyard is also the final win for the No.
Right away, Kahne was one of the fastest cars at both Chicago and Loudon but bad luck plagued the 5 team in the Playoffs and had an early playoff exit. At the end of the season, he ended up with a career low in Top 10's with 6 and tied his career low of Top 5's with three. He also led 41 laps inhis second career lowest after the aforementioned season where he didn't lead a lap at all.
Kahne finished 10th in the All Star race after going 4 laps down from a wreck. After a very disappointing first half that included his best run of 17th place on three occasions and a firing of crew chief Travis Mack for lead engineer John Leonard. He led a season high 17 laps and scored the most points at the Coke Zero at Daytona, on the final restart, Kahne tried to make a move to the lead but stalled out due to not getting help.
He fell back in line and finished 4th, a season best for him, tying the team's best finish as well as moving up three spots in the standings to 25th. On August 16,Kahne stated his intention to step away from full-time competition at the end of the year. On October 9, he announced on Twitter that he will sit out for the remainder of the year, ending his year career prematurely.
Footage covers the stock-car racer's open-wheel roots and successes leading up to his June win at Infineon Raceway, his first for Richard Petty Motorsports. Fully Loadedwith Kahne as one of the four drivers who boxed Herbie in and pummeled him in the final race.