Kasey Kahne And LFR Previews The FireKeepers Casino 400

Kasey Kahne
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·       KAHNE BY THE NUMBERS: In 28 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Michigan, Kasey Kahne has an average start of 12.5 and an average finish of 16.6.  He’s completed 5,224 of 5,479 (95.3 percent) career laps and has led for a total of 67 laps.  Kahne has earned one win, eight top-five, 10 top-10 finishes, and three poles at the 2.0-mile track.

·       RACE INFO: The FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile) begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 10th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.



Kahne’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Michigan:

Date                Event:                                                 S          F         Laps               Status

06/20/04          DHL 400                                             34         2         200/200           Running

08/22/04          GFS Marketplace 400                        11         5         200/200           Running

06/19/05          Batman Begins 400                            4          18        200/200           Running

08/21/05          GFS Marketplace 400                        3           29       199/200           Running

06/18/06          3M Performance 400                         1           1         129/129           Running

08/20/06          GFS Marketplace 400                        15         4         200/200           Running

06/17/07          Citizens Bank 400                              36         32       197/200           Running

08/21/07          3M Performance 400                          3           31      201/203           Running

06/15/08          LifeLock 400                                       9           2        203/203           Running

08/17/08          3M Performance 400                          32         40      162/200           Engine

06/14/09          LifeLock 400                                       8           21      200/200           Running

08/16/09          Carfax 400                                          10         11      200/200           Running

06/13/10          Heluva Good! 400                               4           2       200/200           Running

08/15/10          Carfax 400                                          1           14      200/200           Running

06/19/11          Heluva Good! 400                               8           28     199/200           Running

08/21/11          Pure Michigan 400                              14         7       203/203           Running

06/17/12          Quicken Loans 400                             4           33     151/200           Crash

08/19/12          Pure Michigan 400                              5           3       201/201           Running

06/16/13          Quicken Loans 400                             3           38     103/200           Crash

08/18/13          Pure Michigan 400                              31         7       200/200           Running

06/15/14          Quicken Loans 400                             13         5       200/200           Running

08/17/14          Pure Michigan 400                              15         16     200/200           Running

06/14/15          Quicken Loans 400                             1           15     138/138           Running

08/16/15          Pure Michigan 400                              11         15     200/200           Running

06/12/16          FireKeepers Casino 400                     23         13     200/200           Running

08/28/16          Pure Michigan 400                              11         14     200/200           Running

06/18/17          FireKeepers Casino 400                     16         21     200/200           Running

08/13/17          Pure Michigan 400                              23         38     138/202           Crash


Kahne’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Michigan:

                        Races     Wins     Top 5s    Top 10s       Poles

Cumulative        28           1             8             10                3



Kahne’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:






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From the Driver’s Seat:

Kasey Kahne: “The racing at Michigan has definitely been different the past few years since they repaved the track. It’s still different than it used to be years ago of course, but I feel like it’s a good track and it’s going to be much different this year with our new team trying to figure it all out with the new Camaros as well.  Michigan has really become our fastest track on the circuit since the repave.  You can move around there with the various lanes, but really you’re always going to go slower unless you’re in what becomes the preferred lane during the weekend.  The preferred lane at Michigan is a little tough to explain, but it’s basically through the middle of the track where everybody usually runs most of the time.  Everyone is fighting for the limited space in that lane during the race. Restarts are crucial at Michigan as well because you can get passed pretty easily, or you can pass cars easily depending on where you start in the inside or outside lanes, and then how everybody gets through the first corner in your lane.”


From the Pit Box:

Travis Mack: “Kasey (Kahne) has had a lot of success at Michigan so far in his career with some great runs, so that’s always helpful when we head into race weekends.  We are looking forward to featuring Chevrolet Accessories aboard on our Camaro ZL1 as well this weekend since we’ll be in Chevy’s backyard of Detroit.  Our goal for Michigan is to hopefully get out of our slump of disappointing finishes that we’ve had the last few weeks.  Our cars recently have been showing speed throughout the races, but we just haven’t been able to cap the weekend off with a good finish due to one factor or another.  The Chevy teams have really been working hard to catch-up with the other teams and manufacturers this season.  We are getting closer every week and I’m looking forward to our hard work paying off in Michigan this weekend.”

No. 95 Chevy Accessories Camaro ZL1 Team:

Driver: Kasey Kahne                         Crew Chief: Travis Mack

Car Chief: Ben Leslie                        Spotter: Doug Campbell

Engineer: Jonathan Leonard            Engineer: Ben Lynch

Shock Specialist: Tim Lambert        Mechanic: Ryan Southall

Mechanic: Matt Kimball                    Mechanic: Ryan Dextraze

Tire Specialist: Tony Ramierz         Jackman: Richie Williams

Fueler: Ryan Dextraze                     Rear Changer: Cory Baldwin

Front Changer: Weston Lovejoy     Front Carrier: Justin Kirby

Hauler Driver: Damon Lopez



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