Kasey Kahne has announced that he would be retiring from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of the 2018 NASCAR season. Kahne, who turned 38 years old in April, began his NASCAR career in 2002 driving for Robert Yates in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series. He began running full-time in Cup in 2004. Kahne has 527 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with 18 wins, 93 top five finishes, and 176 top 10’s.
Kahne released this statement regarding his retirement:
After leaving Hendrick Motorsports at the conclusion of the 2017 season, Kahne has driven for Leavine Family Racing in 2018 with a best finish of fourth in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona in July. Currently, Kahne sits 28th in the 2018 point standings with just three races left before the playoffs.