Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kasey Kahne heads into Daytona 500 searching for first restrictor-plate win

Kasey Kahne is 25/1 to win Daytona 500
No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne
Driver: Kasey Kahne
Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington
Age: 34
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina​

2015 Season

  • TBD


  • 396 starts
  • 17 wins
  • 26 pole positions
  • 83 top-five finishes
  • 146 top-10 finishes
  • 4,541 laps led

Daytona Career 

  • 22 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 2 top-five finishes
  • 7 top-10 finishes
  • 30 laps led

DAYTONA LOOP DATA: In the last 20 races at Daytona, Kasey Kahne ranks third in green-flag passes (4,093), ninth in average running position (16.951), ninth in quality passes (2,446), 10th in laps in top 15 (1,818) and tied for 10th in fastest laps run (71).

SUPERSPEEDWAY STATS: Kahne has a combined five top-five finishes and 12 top-10s in 42 starts at the restrictor-plate tracks of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Four of Kahne’s 17 career wins happened on tracks two miles or longer — the Fontana, California, oval, Michigan International Speedway and Pocono Raceway.

DAYTONA CHASSIS: Crew chief Keith Rodden has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-856 for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Notably, Kahne drove the car to finishes of eighth place and 12th place in two races at Talladega in 2014. He also piloted the chassis at Daytona in July 2014.

USAF THUNDERBIRDS: On Feb. 18, Kahne will ride with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in Daytona Beach, Florida, and be available to members of the media after his flight.

- Hendrick Motorsports

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