Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kahne Signs HMS Contract Extension

Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team through the end of the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I think the world of him both as a driver with championship-level talent and an overall terrific young man. Our whole organization has a great deal of respect for how hard he works, the professionalism he displays with our partners and the way he carries himself every day. We’re committed to winning races and competing for titles with him for many years to come.”

Kahne, 34, originally signed with Hendrick Motorsports in April 2010 and officially joined the team’s four-car stable for the 2012 season. Over the past three years (2012-14), he ranks among the top-10 drivers in Sprint Cup wins (5), pole positions (4), top-five finishes (26) and laps led (1,177). The Enumclaw, Washington, native has 17 career wins in NASCAR’s top division.

“I’ve found a home at Hendrick Motorsports,” said Kahne, who since 2012 has earned at least one victory each season while securing three consecutive Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup berths. “We have incredible people and partners supporting us, and I couldn’t be more excited about the direction we’re headed as a team and a company. It’s the right place for me, and I’m looking forward to being here for a long time.”

Kahne’s contract with Hendrick Motorsports was set to expire following the 2015 NASCAR season.


  1. Anonymous10:17 AM

    OK, I gotta ask. Where does Chase go?

    1. I, along with many others, are asking the same question.

    2. Anonymous7:57 PM

      Chase runs Nationwide again next yr again, but after that?? Does SHS replace Danica or Busch after their contracts expire? Does JRM go Cup racing? Does Gordon retire? Gotta wonder...

  2. Anonymous6:55 PM

    My feeling on chase is that he will run a JR Motorsports car so they can get around the 4 car rule. Mr Hendrick already has a part in JR motorsport and that way they can start running something other then nationwide . Jr himself stated that before he retires he plans to be driving for his own company.