KASEY KAHNE QUICK FACTS No. 30 Rexall Chevrolet Impala Top Gear 300 Charlotte Motor Speedway May 28, 2011
Kasey Kahne 2011 NNS Season Starts Poles Wins Top-fives Top-10s DNFs 4 0 0 1 2 0
No. 30 Rexall Chevrolet News and Notes
· Rexall welcomes Kasey Kahne… This weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), Kasey Kahne will make his debut in the No. 30 Rexall Chevrolet. Kahne’s Turner Motorsports teammate, Reed Sorenson, has made two starts this season in the Rexall Impala with 11th and 14th-place finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway, respectively.
·Familiar voice on the radio…The Top Gear 300 marks Kahne’s first start in the No. 30, but not his first Nationwide Series run with veteran crew chief, Stewart Cooper. The No.30 Rexall crew is the same team Kahne works with when he jumps behind the wheel of Turner Motorsports’ No. 38 entry. Under Cooper’s guidance this season, Kahne has earned one top-five and two top-10 finishes, leading 43 laps with a 100% lap completion rate.
·Kahne knows his way to victory lane at CMS…In 16 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at CMS, Kahne has one pole award and one victory to his credit. He has collected one top-five and four top-10 finishes, and has led a total of 140 laps. Kahne is also credited with three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins at CMS.
·One year ago… Last year’s Spring Charlotte race was an exciting one for Kahne and the team he will again work with in this year’s in the event. Starting from the fifth spot, Kahne was dominating the field, leading for a total of 29 laps, before an alternator issue took him out of contention for the win. He was forced to relinquish his 11-second lead on the field to come to pit road where his crew could change the battery in his No. 38 machine. Adding insult to injury, the team was forced to come to pit road for a second battery change before the problem was worked out. The issue relegated him to a 26th-place finish, four laps down to the race winner.
·This week’s Impala… The No. 30 Rexall team will hit the track with chassis TMS-124 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne has raced this chassis twice this season, bringing it home to an 11th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in April and a seventh-place finish Darlington Raceway in May.
Kasey Kahne on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway
“One of the keys to success at Charlotte is that you have to be able to run anywhere on the race track. Your car has to turn really good at certain areas on the track and the front-end has to be in the track. I have a lot of faith in this Turner Motorsports team and never doubt that they are going to give me a good car to race. I work really well with Stewart Cooper (crew chief) and this entire crew and feel like we are really close to bringing home a win. Last year at Charlotte, we easily had the best car on track and even had an 11-second lead on the field, but experienced an alternator problem which ruined our day. I am confident when this Rexall team unloads this weekend, we are going to have just as good, if not better of a car, and be able to contend for the win.”
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Kasey Kahne Career Race by Race NNS Stats at Charlotte Motor Speedway Year/Event Start Finish Laps Status Led 2002 (May) 20 29 188/200 Running 0 2002 (Oct.) 20 32 169/200 Engine 0 2003 (May) 6 6 200/200 Running 0 2003(Oct.) 11 8 200/200 Running 0 2004 (May) 3 25 198/200 Running 0 2004 (Oct.) 11 36 114/200 Crash 0 2005 (May) 1 41 53/200 Crash 40 2005 (Oct.) 36 12 200/200 Running 0 2006 (May) 11 16 199/200 Running 0 2006 (Oct.) 15 43 7/203 Crash 0 2007 (May) 32 1 200/200 Running 43 2007 (Oct.) 12 17 200/200 Running 16 2008 (May) 4 16 202/202 Running 11 2008 (Oct.) 33 11 200/200 Running 0 2009 (Oct.) 16 8 200/200 Running 1 2010 (May) 5 26 199/203 Running 29
Avg. Start Avg. Finish Total Laps Total Led
14.8 20.4 2729/3208 140 Career NNS Stats at Charlotte Motor Speedway Starts Poles Wins Top-fives Top-10’s DNFs 16 1 1 1 4 4