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NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Race car driver Kasey Kahne walks down pit road before the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on May 24, 2009. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)
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Kasey Kenneth Kahne (pronounced /ˈkeɪn/; born April 10, 1980) is a full-time NASCAR driver. He participates in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He is the driver of the #4 Red Bull Toyota Camry for Red Bull Racing Team. Kahne also drives the Nationwide Series #38 Great Clips Chevy Impala for Turner Motorsports.

Off the track, Kahne is active in charitable work and is a member of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. He also owns his own race team, Kasey Kahne Racing, that competes in the World of Outlaws series, fielding two cars, one for Joey Saldana, and the other for Cody Darrah. His team also fields a car in the USAC Sprint Car Series for Brady Bacon, and in USAC midgets for Brad Sweet. Kahne is a two-time Skagit Speedway winner of the Annual Jim Raper memorial Dirt Cup (2002 and 2003), and holds the current record for the fastest lap at Skagit.

Kahne began racing open wheel sprint cars at Deming Speedway at 17 in Deming, Washington, before moving up to Skagit speedway in Alger, Washington, and then he moved to USAC. In 2001, Kahne made a trip to Pennsylvania where he won the season opener at the historic Williams Grove Speedway. He was hired by Steve Lewis, who had also employed future NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon, Jason Leffler, Tony Stewart, and Kenny Irwin, Jr. In his first year on the circuit, he was named Rookie of the Year, as well as winning the national midget championship. He continued to run USAC, as well as the Toyota Atlantic Series and the World of Outlaws.

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