Kasey Kahne didn’t qualify well for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. While the first nine drivers were setting new track records Kasey was not and qualified 21st.
Kasey had a fast car drove up to 14th place and was able to get up to 8th at the completion caution pit stop. This was a great recovery from his qualifying and putting him in contention to race for the win.
It appeared there was no stopping Kasey on his accent to the front. He drove the No. 5 Quaker State Chevy right up to the third position during one of the longest green flag runs of the race. While pitting under green, the caution flag came out putting Kasey back deep in the field.
From then on out Kasey Kahne was stuck back in the field about where he qualified. He restarted the race 19th drove up to the top ten only to have something happen during his pit stop putting him back to where he qualified. Whether sliding through his pit stall or speeding on pit road it didn’t matter.
Kasey’s day is the definition of why you want to qualify well at a race track.
Kasey was able to drive back up and almost get a top ten finished but settled for 11th tying his worst finish of the season on a D shaped oval. He is now also 11th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Standings in contention for a wild card spot with his single win.