2003 - All HammerDown! Team Member
Kahne wins NASCAR Cup race in Atlanta - HammerDown! hero Kasey Kahne won the rain delayed NASCAR Cup race Monday in Atlanta. The former USAC National Midget Champion won a Busch series race a week back in Las Vegas. Read about Kasey's ATL win here.
HammerDown! congratulates Kasey Kahne - HD Staff - Rocklin, CA. 05/17/05 - ...Kasey Kahne won his first NASCAR Cup race Saturday night in Richmond, VA. Kahne was a member of the 2003 All-HammerDown! Team. His success at the highest level of racing in the United States is a source of pride for all associated with sprint car, midget, and Silver Crown racing. HammerDown! salutes you, Kasey!
...Kasey Kahne will run the Chili Bowl this weekend. The Cup driver will make his fourth Chili Bowl start, attempting to better his best A-main finish of sixth, which came in 2002. The 2000 USAC National Midget Series Champion will wear a special edition driving suit for the Chili Bowl event. The unique suit will feature the barbed wire-laden Team Mopar logo, along with some of Kahne's secondary sponsors.
Elliott to Part-time, Kasey Kahne to Steer #9 in Nextel Cup - By Bobby Gerould - HammerDownUSA.com Editor - 12/05/03 ...Open wheel star, and 2003 All-HammerDown! Team member, Kasey Kahne has been named as the new driver of Ray Evernham's NASCAR Cup Series #9 Dodge. Kahne, 23, from Enumclaw, Washington closed the BUSCH series in 2003 with a win at Homestead, FL. The signing further increases the hype surrounding young, talented, sprint car, and midget driving stars. Joining Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, and Ryan Newman, Kahne will compete on the premier American racing circuit in 2004. Bill Elliott will race a separate car in 12-15 events according to published reports. Kahne won the winged sprint car, Skagit Dirt Cup for the second straight year this past June. He is also a two-time winner of the Belleville Midget Nationals, and the 2000 USAC National Midget driving champion. Kahne raced his first sprint car event at age 16 in Petaluma, CA.
Kasey Snares $17,000 in Nazareth Silver Crown - By Dick Jordan - 08/24/03 - Nazareth, PA. Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash. scored his third career USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series victory in Sunday's "Nazareth 100" at Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway, leading the final 42 miles of the 100-mile race in his Team ASE/CarQuest Beast/Wesmar. Kahne, a NASCAR Busch Series regular, averaged 95.074 mph and earned $17,100 from the total purse of $90,810. "I only got in about 10 laps before this race," admitted Kahne in victory lane. "My crew did an awesome job to get this car ready. It's definitely an adjustment to come back to these cars (from stock cars) but it's a lot of fun. I got three cars on the start and lapped traffic opened up some holes for me, which let me move to the front." (read it all)
Kasey Kahne Shows All-Stars the Fast Way Around Eldora - 8/7/03 By Scott Hall ROSSBURG, OH - Kasey Kahne scored a "fun" sixth career All Star win Thursday night at Eldora Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 30 lap feature which kicked off the Historical Big One weekend. This made the Busch Grand National star the 18th different winner out of 35 All Star events this season in the Beef Packers No. 83jr. "These guys gave me an awesome car to drive. It's cool to win at Eldora. This is as fun as anything I've ever won. To win running right up on the wall is a pretty cool deal," Kahne related as he thanked his car owner Dennis Roth and sponsor Ore-Cal in victory lane. (read it all)
Kasey Kahne at speed in the 83 - John's Racing Photos
Kasey Kahne Takes Dirt Cup for 2nd Straight Year - HD Staff, June 21, 2003, Alger, WA. ...Kasey Kahne's address may be Huntersville, NC. but everybody knows that boy is from the Great Northwest. Enumclaw Washington's favorite son returned home to Skagit Speedway Saturday night to claim the $20,000 first prize at the 32nd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup. Kahne, who is racing on the NASCAR Busch Series in 2003, stomped to the 40 lap triumph over fellow Roth stable-mate, Tim Shaffer. Steve Kent, Brad Furr, and Jimmy Carter rounded out the top five. (A-main results)
March 2003 - from the Positivity column ...Tip of the cap to car owner, Dennis Roth, who flew in Kasey Kahne from North Carolina to compete in the Mini Gold Cup. Roth already had Aliquippa, PA. driver, Tim Shaffer in the seat of his main car. Shaffer won the event. Kahne's presence at Chico always puts a smile on the race fans face. The young, NASCAR Busch series driver told HammerDown! that he is excited about his 2003 stock car deal. A new crew chief, and improved pit strategy have been keys to successful runs already this year. Kahne informed that he will also defend his Dirt Cup championship at Skagit in June.
Knoxville Nationals 2002 ...Kasey Kahne showed his dirt savvy with a nice drive in the A-main. Kahne transferred through the B in the Phil Durst #51. Kahne was 17th when it was all said and done.
…Kasey Kahne had a brand new, Phil Durst drivers uniform taken from the dryer at the Holiday Inn in Sidney, OH. Kahne had to borrow a uniform from James Chesson.
Summer 2002: ...Willie Kahne, another young crew chief, tuned cousin, Kasey to the Dirt Cup victory. Willie spent last season with Karl Kinser's #5m.
Kahne is Dirt Cup 2002 Champion - Kasey Kahne, of Enumclaw, WA., returned home to claim the 2002 Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway, late Saturday night. Kahne held back the furious challenges of past Dirt Cup winners, Steve Kent and Brent Kaeding to secure the popular win. Curiously, Kahne's car needed last minute radiator repairs prior to the green flag, raising a question of whether he would even have a chance to race. Jason Meyers finished fourth, and Jason Statler was fifth.
Dirt Cup Opener to Kasey Kahne - HD Staff - 06/13/02 - Alger, WA. - Skagit Speedway fans stood and cheered one of their own Thursday night. Enumclaw's, Kasey Kahne passed Kevin Pylant on lap 29 of 30 to claim the opening night of the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup. Kahne, in Phil Durst's #51, made his winning move high in turn two, and held off Pylant to the checkered flag. Third through fifth included Jason Meyers, Tim Kaeding, and Jason Solwold. Sammy Swindell set quick-time over the 61 car field. Swindell broke in the feature.
June 2002 - Kasey Kahne, from Enumclaw, WA, the driver of the #98 Channellock/Robert Yates Racing/Ford Taurus, has a weekend off from the NASCAR Busch Series so he's heading home. In a tune up for the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup he raced this past Friday night with the All-Stars at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan and won the event. The following night he raced to a 6th place finish at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Kasey is returning home this time to race the Dirt Cup on June 13, 14, 15 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA. It's been 3 years since Kasey has raced in this prestigious race so he's looking forward to putting his elbows up and slinging some clay at his home track. He will be driving the familiar #51 Phil Durst, DRC Indy Chassis, sprinter prepared by Willie Kahne.
Kahne Shows Hartford Speedway Fans That He Still Knows How to Drive a Sprint Car Hartford, Michigan (June 7th) - Nobody had anything for Kasey Kahne in his brand new DRC Chassis out of Indianapolis as he went on to take the checkered by over a half a lap. Finishing second was Paul McMahan, third was Kenny Jacobs, fourth was Danny Smith, fifth was Dean Jacobs. The All Star Circuit of Champions and the Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series made their first appearance at the Hartford Speedway in 7 years. The lightning quick ½-mile saw 36 sprint cars take times with Danny Smith from Danville, Indiana setting the fastest lap of the night. (summary)
... WoO videographer, Greg Stephens' daughter, Mindy is now writing for Bob Dillner's 51Racing.com. She has just written about Kasey Kahne. Check it out here...