NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

Tanya Simon
August 19, 2018

He also won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway - NASCAR's longest race - three times (2006, 2008, 2012).

When Sadler made his announcement Wednesday on Twitter, he said he was stepping away from the sport so he could spend more time with this family.

Kahne, in his first year driving the No. 95 Chevrolet for Leavine Family Racing, now is 28th in the Cup Series standings.

Hendrick released Kahne after last season, and he moved to the single-car Leavine operation.

Kasey Kahne announced via twitter on Thursday that he will not run full-time in the Cup series after the end of the 2018 season.

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NASCAR star Kasey Kahne said he is made a decision to head to exit after current season. Kahne, from Enumclaw, Washington, made it to NASCAR via sprint vehicle racing and his Kasey Kahne Racing team competes in the World of Outlaws series. His resume features 18 Cup Series victories throughout his 15-year career.

Citing the toll the "grueling schedule" has taken, Kahne said he plans to spend more time with his son, Tanner, and with his sprint auto teams. He says he's "at ease with the decision that I have made". "I need to spend more time doing things I enjoy and love and that's spending time with Tanner and my sprint vehicle teams".

Longtime NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler is stepping away from racing full-time in 2018.

Kahne said he looks forward to finishing the season with his team.

"Thanks to everyone that believed in this kid from Enumclaw, Washington". In 12 full-time seasons in Cup he earned three wins, 19 top fives and eight poles.

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