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Kasey Kahne

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Car:

Number 5 Chevrolet

Team:

Hendrick Motorsports

Sponsor:

Farmers Insurance

Birthdate:

April 10, 1980

Rookie Season:

2004 - Won Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors with 13 top five finishes and four poles in a 13th place points effort.

Career Highlights:

2003 - First BGN win was Homestead in November

2000 - USAC Midget Series Champion.

2000 - USAC Siler Crown Rookie of the Year

2004 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year

2005 - First NASCAR Sprint Cup win (Richmond)

2012 - Joined Hendrick Motorsports

Driving Style:

Kasey Kahne is a very intelligent driver. He can push the car hard and get a great qualifying lap out of it. Kasey is also smart enough to lay back and not use up his equipment too soon during the race.

Kasey Kahne is rarely the type to get caught up in emotion on the track. He is a clean racer that usually brings home the car in one piece.

Kasey Kahne - The Future Of NASCAR:

Kasey Kahne is smart, friendly and very media savvy. He is the perfect example of the new breed of NASCAR driver. He has a ton of talent and drives wiser than his years of experience would suggest.

He caught the eye of Ray Evernham before he ever had a Nationwide Series victory and took over the #9 Dodge in 2004 when Bill Elliot retired. He splashed on the sport immediately with two second place finishes in his first three Sprint Cup races, losing those two races by a combined .03 seconds. Kasey went on to win Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors in 2004

Kasey has managed to score some wins in Sprint Cup but success in the points has eluded him so far in his career. In order for Kasey to truly claim greatness he will have to master NASCAR's point system and start challenging for the title on a regular basis.

Kahne switched to the legendary Hendrick Motorsports team in 2012, replacing Mark Martin. Kahne should be able to mount a serious challenge for his first Sprint Cup Championship before his three year contract is up.

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