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Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2012 (cropped).jpg
Kahne in 2012
Born Kasey Kenneth Kahne
April 10, 1980 (1980-04-10) (age 40)
Enumclaw, Washington
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg)
Achievements 2000 USAC National Midget Series champion
2006, 2008, 2012 Coca-Cola 600 winner
Sprint All-Star Race XXIV winner
2010 Gatorade Duel winner
2017 Brickyard 400 winner
Awards 2004 Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Cup Series career
529 races run over 15 years

Kasey Kenneth Kahne (born April 10, 1980) is an American dirt track racing driver and former professional stock car racing driver. He last competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Leavine Family Racing.

Off the track, 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, which competes in the World of Outlaws series, fielding two World of Outlaws sprint cars for himself, and Brad Sweet. Kahne is a 2-time Skagit Speedway winner of the Annual Jim Raper memorial Dirt Cup (2002 and 2003) and currently holds the fastest lap record there.

Kahne has scored 18 career wins in the Cup Series, including three Coca-Cola 600s in 2006, 2008 and 2012, and the Brickyard 400 in 2017. He also was the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2004.

On August 16, 2018, Kahne stated his intention to step away from full-time competition at the end of the year. On September 6, 2018, after heat exhaustion from the race before at Darlington, Kahne announced that he would sit out the 2018 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, which would be the first race Kahne had not raced in since he began his full time career in the Cup Series.

On October 9, he announced on Twitter that he will sit out for the remainder of the year, ending his 15-year career prematurely.

Film and television

Kasey Kahne 2008 Pocono Trophy
Kahne receives his 2008 Pocono 500 trophy

Kahne was featured in the premiere episode of the 2006 Biography Channel series Driven to Win. This 30-minute program covered Kahne's childhood and entry into NASCAR, as well as his 2004 Rookie of the Year season and his first win in 2005. He was also featured in two episodes of the second season of NASCAR 360 on the FX Network.

Kasey Kahne Racing, NASCAR Media Group and Motorsports Management International partnered to produce the 2009 release, "The Rise of Kahne." This 90-minute biographical profile features interviews with Kahne, his family and other NASCAR personalities. Footage covers the stock-car racer's open-wheel roots and successes leading up to his June 2009 win at Infineon Raceway, his first for Richard Petty Motorsports. The DVD also shows his work with the Kasey Kahne Foundation and his own sprint car race team.

Kahne's No. 9 Dodge Dealers car appeared in the 2005 Disney film Herbie: Fully Loaded, with Kahne as one of the four drivers who boxed Herbie in and pummeled him in the final race. He is mentioned by name by one of the race announcers.

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