February 20, 2011 by staff
Kasey Kahne, Kasey Kahne Kenneth (pronounced / ke n /; Born April 10, 1980) is a NASCAR driver full time. He participated in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s. It is the driver of the No. 4 Red Bull Toyota Camry for Red Bull Racing Team. Kahne also drives the Nationwide Series # 38 Great Clips Chevy Impala for Turner Motorsports.
Off the beaten, Kahne is active in charitable work and is a member of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. He also owns his own race team, Kasey Kahne Racing, competing at the World of Outlaws series, commissioning of two cars, one for Joey Saldana, and one for Cody Darrah. His team also fields a car for the USAC Sprint Car series for Brady Bacon and Brad Sweet USAC dwarfs. Kahne is a two-time Skagit Speedway winner of the annual Jim Raper Dirt Cup memory (2002 and 2003) and holds the current record for the fastest lap at Skagit.
Kahne began racing open wheel sprint cars at Deming Speedway 17 in Deming, Washington, before moving to Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington, and then he moved to USAC. In 2001, Kahne took a trip to Pennsylvania where he won the match of the season at Williams Grove Speedway history. Steve Lewis, who had also employed future NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon, Jason Leffler, Tony Stewart and Kenny Irwin, Jr, hired him. In his first year on the tour, he was named rookie of the year and win the National Midget Championship. He continued to run USAC, as well as the Toyota Atlantic Series and the World of Outlaws.
Kahne in 20 starts in the Nationwide Series driving the # 98 Channellock Ford Taurus for Robert Yates Racing. His best finish was a tenth place finish at Cabela’s 250. In 2003 he moved to the Ford # 38 Akins Motorsports Clips. He won his first pole at Michigan International Speedway and his first nationwide race at the Ford 300. In 2004, he also made a pair of starts in the Craftsman Truck Series at Darlington Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the # 2 Team ASE Racing Dodge Ram for Ultra Motorsports, winning both races.
Kasey Kahne today at the Daytona 500 is over with the finishing line in sight, after blowing an engine for the second time this week, with less than 20 laps to go. Kahne ran all day, staying on the lead lap and in the thick of things at Daytona International Speedway. Before his engine blew up, a problem plaguing many in Dayton, he was able to make a run at the checkered flag, but it did not help.
The warning was the 14th race, easily eclipsing the Daytona 500 and Daytona International Speedway record. It was a day filled with yellow flags and laps behind the pace car, an unfortunate side effect of spinouts and problems plaguing the area of the engine.
As for the race itself, Ryan Newman has the lead, followed by Denny Hamlin, David Ragan, Clint Bowyer and Trevor Bayne. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still running strong, sitting in 10th place and in position to make a run late. Tony Stewart is in ninth position, just ahead of Earnhardt Jr.
Kasey Kahne, under a one-year contract with Red Bull Racing was mignored either by media or ignored most of the media this week all high speed.
It began last Saturday night when Kahne # 4 had an engine failure before reaching the eighth round. Usually, if a driver is out of the race, they questioned what was wrong with the engine. Kahne was the only car with engine problems still not been interviewed during the race or after.
[Source: via wikipedia nad various online soures, image via WWW.NASCAROAD.COM]
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