Kahne out at Hendrick Motorsports after 2017

By James Jackson

August 7, 2017

Kasey Kahne will not return to No. 5 car next season, Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday morning. A driver for next season has not been named at this time.

“He’s a tremendous teammate and person, and he has been totally dedicated to our program since day one,” team owner Rick Hendrick said in a press release. “I’ve always believed that he’s a special talent, and I know he will thrive in the right situation. We will do everything we can to finish the season as strong as we can.”

Kahne won the Brickyard 400 earlier this year and has 18 career wins in his 14 seasons in NASCAR’s premier series.

Kahne also won Rookie Of The Year in 2004, where he finished 13th in points and grabbed four pole awards. Since joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2012, Kahne has won six races.

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