Concord, NH (SportsNetwork.com) – Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for
Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year
contract extension on Thursday.
Kahne’s deal was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2015 campaign.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” said Rick
Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I think the world of him both as a
driver with championship-level talent and an overall terrific young man. Our
whole organization has a great deal of respect for how hard he works, the
professionalism he displays with our partners and the way he carries himself
every day. We’re committed to winning races and competing for titles with him
for many years to come.”
Kahne finished 15th in the 2014 Sprint Cup standings, his worst mark since
placing 20th in 2010. He won one race and had three top-five results this
The 34-year-old Washington native’s best season was 2012, when he finished
fourth in his first full year with Hendrick.
“I’ve found a home at Hendrick Motorsports,” said Kahne, who since 2012 has
earned at least one victory each season while securing three consecutive Chase
for the NASCAR Sprint Cup berths. “We have incredible people and partners
supporting us, and I couldn’t be more excited about the direction we’re headed
as a team and a company. It’s the right place for me, and I’m looking forward
to being here for a long time.”
Kahne has five Sprint Cup wins and 26 top-five finishes since 2012. He owns 17
Sprint Cup race victories since breaking into NASCAR’s top division in 2004.