Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kasey Kahne looking for fourth Atlanta win on Sunday

Kasey Kahne is 12/1 to win at Atlanta on Sunday
Driver: Kasey Kahne 
Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington
Age: 34 
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

SEASON-TO-DATE: After the Daytona 500, Kasey Kahne currently ranks second in green-flag speed, second in quality passes (379), fifth in fastest drivers late in a run, fifth in fastest speed in traffic, sixth in laps in top 15 (183), sixth in average running position (9.143), seventh in driver rating (104.5) and 10th in fastest drivers early in a run.

THREE-TIME ATLANTA WINNER: Kahne has earned a total of three Sprint Cup wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which ranks as his second-best track in career wins. In 2006, he started from the pole position, led 85 laps and crossed the finish line as the winner. Kahne’s second victory at the 1.54-mile track happened in 2009, when he led a total of 60 laps. In August 2014, Kahne earned his third straight Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup appearance with Hendrick Motorsports – the fifth of his career – after leading 25 laps and winning at Atlanta.

ATLANTA LOOP DATA: According to NASCAR loop data, during the last 16 Sprint Cup Series races at Atlanta, Kahne ranks eighth in laps led (349). His 252 fastest laps run there rank him seventh among the competition.

INTERMEDIATE STATS: Kahne has collected 10 of his 17 career Cup wins and 15 of his 26 pole positions at oval tracks one-to-two miles in length. In 191 starts on these tracks, he has posted 44 top-five finishes and 75 top-10 finishes.

ATLANTA CHASSIS CHOICE: Crew chief Keith Rodden has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-911 for Sunday's race. Kahne last drove the car to a 10th-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October 2014.

2015 Season
  • 9th in standings
  • 1 start
  • 0 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 0 top-five finishes
  • 1 top-10 finish
  • 0 laps led
  • 397 starts
  • 17 wins
  • 26 pole positions
  • 83 top-five finishes
  • 147 top-10 finishes
  • 4,541 laps led
Atlanta Career 
  • 18 starts
  • 3 wins
  • 2 pole positions
  • 7 top-five finishes
  • 9 top-10 finishes
  • 353 laps led

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