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2016 Season in Review: Kasey Kahne

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 - Qualifying

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 06: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 6, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Kasey Kahne

CREW CHIEF: Keith Rodden

TEAM: Hendrick Motorsports

POINTS: 17th



TOP 5s: 3 (same as previous two seasons)

TOP 10s: 13 (most since 2013)


WHAT WENT RIGHT: Kahne completed the most laps of any driver in the series with 10,355 and also improved his average finish (15.6) from last season (18.1) ... Started to show improvement late in the season by reeling off seven top-10 finishes in the last 12 races.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Went winless and failed to make the Chase for the second consecutive season. Also earned single digit top-five finishes for the third time in last five years … For the first time in his career, Kahne failed to lead a lap during the season and had two DNFs.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017: Kahne enters his seventh season at Hendrick Motorsports still seeking his first championship. He is also looking to win for the first time in three years.

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