Red Bull Racing Team - Drivers - Kasey Khane

Date of Birth:
April 10, 1980
Birthplace:
Enumclaw, WA
Resides:
Mooresville, NC

Driver, No. 4, Red Bull Racing Team (2011); Chase for the Sprint Cup participant (2006 and 2009); 11-time Sprint Cup race winner (2005-09); 20-time Sprint Cup pole winner (2004-2010); Richard Petty Motorsports and Red Bull Racing Team (2009-10); Evernham Motorsports and Gillett Evernham Motorsports (2004-08); NASCAR Nationwide Series (2002-03); USAC National Midget champion, National Midget Driver of the Year (2000); various open-wheel series (1994-2002).

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Red Bull Racing Team - Drivers - Kasey Khane

Racing World, Meet Kasey Kahne

A Northwest Mini-Sprints championship and track title at Hannigan Speedway were nice, but if Kasey Kahne were going to make it in sprint cars he’d have to go to the competition.

At age 17, only three years after he first strapped into one of father Kelly’s cars, he left his native Washington state for the Midwest — a region just as famous for sprints and midgets as the Southeast is stock cars. From 1998 to 2002, Kahne sharpened his skills in the winged sprinters of the World of Outlaws, All-Star Circuit of Champions, Gumout Racing Series and Northern Sprint Tour.

Kahne, as they say, arrived in 2000.

He opened with an upset victory at Williams Grove Speedway and closed with the USAC National Midget Series championship and National Midget Driver of the Year honors. A year later, Kahne won four USAC midget races — including the Belleville Midget Nationals — on top of 10 top-five finishes in 11 starts. He also matched sprint car-turned-NASCAR star Jeff Gordon by claiming his second consecutive victory in the prestigious Night Before the 500 at O’Reilly Raceway Park.

Like many young and talented American open-wheelers, Kahne soon was plugged into the NASCAR pipeline.

In 2002, as a part-time driver for an outmanned and underfunded No. 98 car at Robert Yates Racing, Kahne managed only one top 10 in 20 starts in the NASCAR Busch Series. The next season he earned full-time status in Akins Motorsports’ No. 38, totaling a pole, four top fives, 14 top 10s and a breakthrough victory in the Homestead finale.

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