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Date of Birth 10 April 1980Enumclaw, Washington, USA
Birth NameKasey Kenneth Kahne
Nickname Kase
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kasey Kahne was born in Enumclaw, Washington on April 10, 1980. Kasey became interested in racing at a young age. His father, Kelly Kahne, owned several sprint cars. Kasey loved spending time at local dirt tracks. When he was 18, Kasey began racing full-size sprint cars. In 2002, Kasey signed with Robert Yates racing, and ran in the NASCAR Busch Series. He best finish that year was 10th, at Michigan International Speedway. He got his first Busch Series win in 2003, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In that same year, Kasey was chosen to replace Bill Elliott and drive for the No. 9 Dodge for Ray Evernham and Evernham Motorsports. He was excited about this opprotunity and accepted the role of a full-time driver. In 2004, he was named as NASCAR's Rookie Of The Year. He was driving for both the Busch Series and the Nextel Cup Series. He captured his first Nextel Cup win on May 14, 2005 at Richmond International Speedway. His career has been moving up hill since then. To date, Kasey has had 33 Top-10 finishes, 24 Top-5 finishes, and 5 wins. 4 of those wins have been in the 2006 season, the most wins this season so far. On May 28, 2006 Kasey captured the Coca-Cola 600, his third win of the season. Kasey had stopped Jimmie Johnson's 3 season streak at that track. Kasey's NASCAR career is running smoothly, and he's loving every minute of it, especially since he has his family around him...on and off track.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Emily

Trivia (12)

Drove the #9 Dodge for Evernham/Gillett/Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series. (2004-2010), Drove the #4 Toyota for Red Bull Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. (2011), Drives the #5 Chevy for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series (2012-).
2004 Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year.
Finished in second place five times in Rookie season, but never got to Victory Lane.
Started in just 4 Craftsman Truck Series races and won three of them, placing second in the other.
He is Nascar's Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year for 2004.
He has a younger brother, Kale.
Has an older sister, Shanon.
Last name is pronounced "Cane"
Has won at the follow tracks in the Sprint Cup series; Richmond International Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Pocono International Raceway, Infinion Raceway and Phoenix International Raceway. At the end of the 2011 season he had 12 cup wins in his career.
His sister, Shanon Adams (Shanon Kahne), runs the Kasey Kahne Foundation.
Brother, Kale Kahne, is the crew chief for one of his Kasey Kahne racing sprint car teams.
Racing in the 2005 Nascar Nextel Cup Series [February 2005]

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