Around the Track 6/25/15

My profile this week is, in my opinion, one of the great under achievers in Nascar Sprint Cup racing who has a boat load of talent..Kasey Kahne, 35 years old and driver of the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports…

 

When Kahne made his debut in the Sprint Cup in 2004 everyone touted his “can’t miss” chances and he certainly got off to a great start, winning that year’s top rookie honor  along with 13 top 5’s while finishing 13th in the standings…

 

That was 11 years ago and since then Kahne has managed to win 17 races at the Cup level with his best year coming in 2006 when he won 6 times, finishing 8th in the standings..Kasey also has 8 Xfinity series wins and has won 5 of the 6 truck races he’s run in..

 

In 2015 Kahne is quietly having a solid year, currently 9th in the standings, but hasn’t picked up that critical win yet…we’ll see!