Fast Facts: Kasey Kahne

Kasey Kahne isn’t in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he’s one of the hottest drivers in the series right now. Here are some fast facts on this popular driver, who will be moving into Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Farmer’s Insurance Chevrolet in 2012.
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  • Kasey Kenneth Kahne was born April 10th, 1980 in Enumclaw, Washington. He began racing sprint cars at age 17 in Washington, then moved on to USAC, where he earned the National Midget Series championship in 2000. He also raced in the Toyota Atlantic Series and the World of Outlaws before moving to NASCAR.
  • Kahne made his NASCAR debut in the Nationwide Series in 2002, driving for Robert Yates Racing. At the end of 2003, Ray Evernham named Kahne as the replacement for Bill Elliott in the No. 9 Dodge in Sprint Cup in 2004 when Elliott stepped back his schedule to part-time. Kahne would win the Rookie of the Year title in 2004 on the strength of 13 top-five finishes, including five second-place finishes.
  • Kahne won his first Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond in May 2005. Kahne’s statistics include 11 Cup Series wins, seven Nationwide Series wins and three Camping World Truck Series wins in just four starts. In 2008, Kahne became the first driver to win the Sprint All-Star Race after being voted in by fans.
  • Kahne currently drives the No. 4 Red Bull Racing Toyota Camry in the Cup Series, and still competes occasionally in the Nationwide and Truck Series. He also owns Kasey Kahne Racing, competing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and USAC.
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