With the combination of Kasey’s natural driving talent and marketability he has been a star since his arrival into the world of NASCAR. Coming up through the open wheel sprint car ranks in Washington and the Midwest, Kasey honed his car control and driving abilities while collecting accolades such as the 2000 USAC National Midget Championship. Success transferred over to stock cars as Kasey took the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2004 and picked up his first win the following season. Kasey’s star power is as high as ever after winning the NASCAR Sprint All Star Race in 2008 and driving for brands like Budweiser and Red Bull, two of the motorsport’s biggest sponsors. Kasey has won at every type of track and remains one of the most popular drivers with NASCAR fans and sponsors. His jump in 2012 to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet car for perennial power Hendrick Motorsports at the peak of his career will certainly add to Kasey’s career win totals and greatly improve his chances to compete for the championship each and every season.
Three-time Chase for the Sprint Cup qualifier (2006, ’09, ’12)
15 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories
26 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series poles
Over 100 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top-10 finishes
2008 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Champion
2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
7 career NASCAR Nationwide Series victories
4 career NASCAR Truck Series victories
2000 National Midget Driver of the Year
2000 USAC National Midget Champion
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Born April 10, 1980…raised in Enumclaw, Wash…enjoys grilling in the backyard, playing basketball, and working on his sprint cars at Kasey Kahne Racing…avid fitness enthusiast who has hosted 5K charity runs…raises money for his Kasey Kahne Foundation by holding events such as concerts and sprint car races…official website is www.kaseykahne.com.
Kasey is just getting to the peak of his career. This is the first time since 2006 they [Kahne and crew chief Kenny Francis] will be in a stable environment and won’t have to worry about having everything they need.” — Ray Evernham, 2012