Kahne wants to remain at Hendrick
Kasey Kahne wants to remain at Hendrick Motorsports beyond his current contract which ends after the 2015 season but he knows he has work to do to make that happen.
HMS announced this weekend that sponsor Farmer’s Insurance had re-signed through 2017 but did not extend Kahne’s contract at the same time.
“We still have a year-and-a-half before my deal’s up. We’ve struggled some this year for really no reason. We can’t have that,” Kahne said.
“If we can get rid of some of those struggles, I would hope that I would be at Hendrick Motorsports for a long time.”
Kahne is the only HMS driver without a win this season and is 22nd in the series standings with just one top-five finish.
“I like being at HMS. It is just an unbelievable place,” he said. “Getting to work with the three teammates that I get to work with each week is better than anything I’ve ever done in racing as far as guys I’ve been able to work with.”
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Three things to watch
1. Hendrick Motorsports drivers have won the past four points-paying races in the Cup series. The last time HMS drivers won five in a row was in the 2007 season.
2. Greg Biffle has won two of the last three Michigan races, including this race one year ago.
3. Juan Pablo Montoya, now a fulltime driver in the IndyCar Series, will make one of his two planned starts in NASCAR this weekend for Team Penske.
Three picks for your fantasy racing team:
Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson