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Kasey Kahne Biography

Apr 16, 2007

Birthdate: April 10, 1980
Birthplace: Enumclaw, Washington

Next time you watch NASCAR, keep your eyes on car number nine. It's Kasey Kahne's car, and there's a good chance he'll be winning!

Kasey Kahne - Like Father Like Son

At a young age Kasey Kahne fell in love with racing. It's easy to see why, considering that his dad owned several sprint cars that Kasey would drive at the local dirt tracks. By the time he was 18, Kasey had started to race full sized sprint cars. Between the ages of 18 and 20, Kasey raced in a number of competitions and went on to win the USAC Midget Series Driver of the Year award. He also won the Night Before the 500 Classic in 2000 and 2001. Kasey was the first driver to win back to back Night Before titles since Jeff Gordon did it in 1989 and 1990.

Kasey Kahne - Rise to Fame

Kasey Kahne joined NASCAR's Busch Series in 2002 as a member of Robert Yates Racing. Over the next two years of his Busch Series career, Kasey showed progress, but was still just an average driver. However, in 2004 Kasey's career really took off when he was tipped to replace Evernham Motorsports legendary driver Billy Elliott to drive the Dodge number nine. Kasey and his number nine car had 13 top five finishes and took home NASCAR's Rookie of the Year award. At the time, Kasey was driving for both the Busch Series and the Nextel Cup Series. Kasey won his first Nextel Cup race at the Richmond International Speedway in May of 2005.

Kasey Kahne - Bright Future

Without question, Kasey Kahne's career is on the rise. Going into the 2007 season, Kasey has had 42 top 10 finishes with seven victories in the Nextel Cup Series. Kasey was also the driver to dethrone superstar Jimmie Johnson's three season long streak at the Coca-Cola 600 in 2006.

Kasey Kahne - Did U Know?

  • Kasey Kahne currently resides in Huntersville, North Carolina.
  • Kasey Kahne's last name is pronounced "cane".
  • Kasey Kahne made People Magazine's "America's Top 50 Bachelors" list in 2004.
  • Kasey Kahne's favorite food is oven roasted chicken with mash potatoes and gravy.
  • Kasey Kahne's hobbies include skiing, boating, snowmobiling and fishing.
  • Kasey Kahne's charity, the Kasey Kahne Foundation, raises money for chronically ill children and disadvantaged youth.
  • Kasey Kahne Says...

    "There's a lot of different places you run into race fans and you wouldn't expect it. Probably the most surprising is when you’re in a restroom. You're going to the bathroom and a guy looks over and says, 'You're Kasey Kahne.' I don’t have a lot to say, but that's probably the most surprising thing I've had. Other than that, you'll run into somebody anywhere. Race fans are all over and you don't expect it. They'll want pictures or say hi or something."

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