|Kasey Kahne has a nice history at Brickyard.|
“Both short chutes off of Turns 1 and 3 are really important to set you up for the next corner. A lot of the times if you are racing somebody in the short chutes, it ruins your next corner, Turns 2 and 4 coming up to the super long straightaways. So if you are racing somebody through the short chute and don’t get off of one of those corners good, the car that’s two or three cars behind you that runs a great exit off the corner before the long straightaway will pass you and the car you are battling -- so it’s interesting how that works. You have to know how the momentum is and where the other cars are around you if you try and make a move in that area.”
FARMERS INSURANCE: Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS at Indianapolis. This weekend's primary sponsor for the No. 5 team has four races remaining this season -- at Michigan International Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, Kansas Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway.
KAHNE AT INDY: Kahne is fourth among active drivers for laps led at the 2.5-mile track with 158. His best finish at the Speedway, Indiana, track is second, which he accomplished in only his second start at the venue. In two of Kahne’s last three starts at Indianapolis he has earned a top-10 finish – third in 2013 and sixth in 2014.
INDIANAPOLIS LOOP DATA: According to NASCAR’s loop data since 2005, Kahne has an average driver rating of 97.4, which ranks him fifth out of active drivers. In the average speed early in a run category, Kahne is third at 171.940 mph. He is also third-fastest on restarts at 166.301 mph. The 36-year-old has spent 72.8 percent of his laps run at Indianapolis in the top 15, which ranks him fourth among active drivers. Kahne is also fourth in quality passes with 319.
QUALIFYING PRO AT INDY: Kahne’s average starting position of 10.2 ranks third for the best average starting position among active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers at Indianapolis. In 12 Brickyard 400 starts, the Enumclaw, Washington, native has started in the top five a total of five times, including on the outside pole in 2011.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: For the month of August, Farmers Insurance will be holding the Thank America's Teachers school supply drive. Visit a participating Farmersagent office to donate back-to-school supplies to local teachers in your community. Teachers can also enter to win a $2,500 grant at ThankAmericasTeachers.comthroughout August and September.
GOING HOME: No. 5 team mechanic Ty Sipes hails from Bloomfield, Indiana, which is located approximately one hour and 45 minutes southwest of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
SEE KAHNE: Kahne will appear in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield at the Team Chevy stage for a question-and-answer session on Sunday, July 24, at 12:05 p.m. local time.