Tag Archive: Kasey Kahne

Aug 25

Kenseth holds off Kahne to win Night Race at Bristol

Battle in final 13 laps is tight but Kenseth gets fifth win of season, clinches Chase berth

Bristol Motor Speedway logoWe’ve seen this script before, Matt Kenseth holding off Kasey Kahne in the closing laps of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Kasey Kahne passes Gordon late to win at Pocono

Kahne picks up second victory of season in wreck-filled race

Pocono Raceway logoTaking advantage of a caution, Kasey Kahne buried his car into Turn 1 with two laps left and grabbed a win from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon in Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Kahne clinches long-awaited Bristol win

No. 5 pulls away from Keselowski; Busch brothers both finish in top five

Kasey Khane - photo © Kevin C. Cox -Getty Images Kasey Kahne checked Bristol Motor Speedway off his bucket list, winning for the first time in 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series attempts after a heated duel with Brad Keselowski. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Matt Kenseth holds off Kasey Kahne in Las Vegas

Third win at Las Vegas comes on Kenseth’s 41st birthday

Matt Kenseth  Las Vegas victory - photo Todd Warshaw - Getty ImagesNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesMatt Kenseth’s car was superb for the third time in three races this season. This time, the No. 20 team saw it pay off in the final standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 previews new season

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction, Driver Appearances, Q&As, Gen-6 Car Featured

NASCAR logoA long winter’s wait is over. NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 rolls into Charlotte, N.C. Friday through Sunday signaling the beginning of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast facts

Atlanta crucial stop for Top 10, Wild Card hopefuls

NASCAR logoDrivers effectively shut out of the top 10 in the standings have two chances remaining to make this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ via the Wild Card route – Sunday night in Atlanta and Sept. 8 at Richmond.

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Jul 18

Kahne’s second victory dismantles ‘Wild Card’ logjam

Kasey Kahne’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway victory was significant on several levels

Kasey Kahne  portraitNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesKahne’s second win of the year puts him first in line for a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ “Wild Card” berth although he’s not sure two victories will be enough to reach post-season play. “Two helps, but three would put you in a real good spot. We’re going to stay after it,” Kahne said during Sunday’s post-race media interview. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Kahne takes advantage of Hamlin miscue to win at Loudon

Second victory inches No. 9 closer to Chase berth; JGR left scratching head

Kasey Khane 2012-03-08NHMS LogoKasey Kahne spoiled Denny Hamlin’s heroic drive through the field and held on to win Sunday’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all but securing a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with his second victory of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Tony Stewart pulls away from Carl Edwards to advance to Round 3 of the “Drive For The Cover” campaign

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Toyota/Save Mart 350

NASCAR logo2012-02-26_0086Tony Stewart fans made sure that Carl Edwards didn’t get a second chance to defeat Smoke on his way to another title, this time for the right to be the cover driver for NASCAR The Game: Inside Line.

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Jun 08

Drivers anticipating excitement Sunday at repaved Pocono

Fast laps surpassed during each test session

Pocono Raceway logoNASCAR logoSpeed – and plenty of it – was the buzz word at Pocono Raceway during the second of two days of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at the newly-paved 2.5-mile triangular-shaped track as teams prepare for Sunday’s Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Stewart holds off Johnson for first Vegas victory (+result)

 Tony Stewart scratched another race track off the bucket list

2012-02-26_0086Tony Stewart Victoire Las Vegas - Todd Warshaw - Getty ImagesPowering away from Jimmie Johnson after a restart with four laps left in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning Sprint Cup champion took the checkered flag .461 seconds ahead of Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Stenhouse keeps Martin out of Vegas Victory Lane (+result)

Driver of the No. 6 easily wins his first at the 1.5-mile track and third in the series

Ricky Stenhouse Jr -Tom Pennington -Getty ImagesNASCAR Nationwide SeriesRicky Stenhouse Jr. dominated the last 50 laps of Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, pulling away from Mark Martin during a 39-lap green flag run the finish. The victory was Stenhouse’s first of the season and third in the series — and his first on a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway, the staple of NASCAR’s top three touring series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Kasey Kahne on pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 in Vegas (+result)

In  Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Series

Kasey Kahne  portraitKasey Khane 2012-03-08The qualifying session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series  is now completed in Las Vegas.  Kasey Kahne was the fastest with a speed of over 190mph on his Chevrolet no. 5.  Kyle Bush was second for Toyota and Kevin Harvick third. the first Ford driver is Greg Biffle in 9th position.

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Feb 23

Bond Auto to sponsor American-Canadian Tour Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

The Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational will be part of “The Magic Mile’s” short track Saturday Showdown during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend.

Bond Auto Parts logo NHMS LogoThey provide the parts that create a winning ride and now they’ll be there in victory lane no matter who wins the American-Canadian Tour race on Saturday, September 22.

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Feb 16

Comeback Kid: Media predict Johnson rebound

Five-Time Champion barely edges Edwards, Gordon, Stewart

Jimmie Johnson 2011-07-30 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesUndoubtedly, Jimmie Johnson would like to forget that the 2011 season ever happened. Apparently, voters in NASCARMedia.com’s annual preseason poll already have. Members of NASCARMedia.com picked Johnson to reign supreme once again – despite a career-low sixth-place finish in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

NASCAR’s ‘silly season’ takes crazy to higher level

Active offseason produces staggering 34 personnel moves across three series
 
NASCAR logo2011-02-20_0428Eleven years ago, the NASCAR race team then known as Roush Racing made an announcement of a sponsor change on its flagship No. 6 car. Valvoline was leaving, and the Roush organization had struck a megabucks deal with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to advertise a certain little blue pill on the hood of its vehicle beginning the following season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ragan comes from nowhere for Brickyard pole (+result)

The roll continued for David Ragan on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

David Ragan Texas Samsung Mobile 500 poleBrick Yard 400 logoRagan’s qualifying lap at 182.994 mph (49.182 seconds) was fast enough to win the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, the 20th Sprint Cup race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Newman, Stewart run 1-2 at New Hampshire (+result)

Teammates bolster Chase hopes with strong run, fuel mileage success

Ryan Newman 2011-07-17Ryan Newman  Tony Stewart finish DoverRyan Newman and Tony Stewart started 1-2 in Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and after a wild jumble of divergent strategies in the 19th Sprint Cup race of the season, that’s the way they finished the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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