Starting in 2018, Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Leavine Family Racing. He comes to LFR after spending the last six seasons driving the No. 5 for Hendrick Motorsports. Kahne is nationally recognized in the Top 10 in fan popularity.



His career stats include 18 wins in the Cup Series, including three Coca-Cola 600s in 2006, 2008 and 2012, and the Brickyard 400 in 2017. Kahne and Crew Chief, Travis Mack, will attempt to improve upon his 18 Cup wins, 92 top-5 finishes, 175 top-10 finishes and 27 pole positions.



Kahne began racing open wheel sprint cars at Deming Speedway at 14 in Deming, Washington, before eventually moving into the USAC ranks. In 2000, Kahne slipped behind the wheel of the same cars that had won USAC titles for Stewart and Gordon and by the end of the year Kahne himself was a USAC Midget champion. When NASCAR came calling, he jumped at the chance.



Kahne made his Cup debut in 2004 after replacing Bill Elliott in the No. 9 Dodge for Evernham Motorsports and surprised many by nearly winning several races (including five second-place finishes and 13 top five's), winning four poles and capturing the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award. He narrowly missed the Chase for the Nextel Cup after Jeremy Mayfield, his teammate, claimed the final spot.



Following stints at Richard Petty Motorsports and Red Bull Racing, Kahne moved to Hendrick Motorsports in 2012 and finished fourth in the championship standings that season. During the 2017 race season, Kahne qualified for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and finished the season 15th in points with one win, three top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes. 

In his personal life, Kahne became a father to son Tanner in October 2015. To relax, the driver enjoys working outdoors and maintaining the property around his home near Charlotte.

 

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