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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Just a few days prior to Kasey Kahne 's annual 5K, organized by the Kasey Kahne Foundation, the Hendrick Motorsports driver announced that for every person that beat him in the 3.1-mile road race, he would then donate an additional $105 to the Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital. As an avid runner and slightly -- OK, very -- competitive individual, I gladly accepted the challenge to beat Kasey Kahne , all in the name of charity, of course. The "Five Kahne " 5K felt like the perfect assignment, an intersection of my line of work -- NASCAR -- and a passion of mine -- running. The perfect assignment it was. At first it was unclear whether or not Kahne would end up racing after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was postponed, thanks to rain, from Saturday, Oct. 10th to Sunday, Oct. 11th. This happened to be the same day as the 5K in which only two-and-a-half hours separated the pair of events. But the driver of the No. 5 promised, via Twitter, that he would be in attendance. Though it still was unclear if he would merely just be there to witness the festivities or if he would actually lace up his sneakers for some cardio. It was confirmed to me in the most incredible way that he would, indeed, fulfill his promise and actually race. Kahne lined up around 9:55 a.m., right outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame, about five rows back from the starting line and directly in front of me. So my question was easily answered. It left me with roughly five minutes till the race's start to strategize a plan to beat him, but I managed. Keeping it short, I beat the NASCAR driver by roughly 54 seconds (but who's counting?) and I was more than happy that he could give an additional $105 check to the Charlotte-based children's hospital. I'm going to be honest, it felt pretty great to beat a professional athlete, feeding the competitive beast that, admittedly, lies within me. A total of 39 runners outran Kahne's time of 22:39, making the total donation an additional $4,095. Kahne also had a special guest, Braylon Beam, join him for the morning's events. Click here to learn more about the incredible Beam. Braylon Beam was @kaseykahne 's very special guest for today's race festivities #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/F2cY6EFAmn — Maggie MacKenzie (@Maggie_MKenzie) October 11, 2015 To find our more about the Kasey Kahne Foundation check out the website .
RELATED: Kahne -Busch incidents through the years CONCORD, N.C.—It looked like Kyle Busch would drive away to a victory in Friday's NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway . But after leading 102 laps, Busch lost a top-two position on Lap 147 to race winner Austin Dillon and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones . Busch dropped back to third and was racing JR Motorsports and fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne for the position. Then on Lap 151, Busch and Kahne made contact in Turn 4 that sent "Rowdy" into the wall and brought out the third and final caution of the race. Kahne appeared to make contact with Busch's back bumper, which sent him up the track and into the wall. There had been more contact before that while the two were racing side-by-side over several laps. The Lap 151 contact was costly for both drivers, hurting either of their chances at a win, but the damage was worse for Busch, who suffered heavy damage to the right side of his No. 54 Toyota. That led Busch to say over the radio, "The most obvious dump I've ever seen." Busch brought his wounded machine to the garage, where he ended the night 47 laps down and with a 31st-place finish. Kahne , who finished 12th, was not quite sure why Busch was beating on his car before the accident, but he did offer up his perspective. "Kyle got mad because he got into it with his teammate on Turn 2 on the start and it shuffled him back to where I was," Kahne said after the race. "I'm racing to try and get by where he was. He's down on me in the corners and I'm against him on the straightaways just doing normal stuff and then he starts beating on me down the back and in the front. "I overdrove Turn 3, got into him. I don't know why he started beating on me other than I think he was frustrated because his teammate kind of used him up a little bit and then got away from him in Turn 2." With both drivers regulars in the sport's top series, does Kahne expect there to be payback Saturday night? "I would hope not," Kahne said. "I don't know why he would want to have that battle. What, he wrecked me five times a couple years ago? Put me in a bad position for those two years when he was doing that. I don't think he wants that battle on Sundays." And while both drivers will be back on track Saturday night in the Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 (7 p.m. ET, NBC, PRN, SiriusXM), the two will likely not be on track in the XFINITY Series until next month at Phoenix International Raceway . Kahne is slated to be in the No. 88 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports that weekend, while Busch has been making regular starts in the No. 54 Toyota over the past several months. Over the years, Kahne and Busch have been involved in several wrecks with each other, notably and most recently at Pocono in June of 2014 as well as at Darlington in May of 2013. The duo even made a bet on Super Bowl XLVIII; after Kahne's beloved Seattle Seahawks beat Busch's favorite team, the Denver Broncos, Busch had to wear Seahawks gear en route to 2014 Daytona Speedweeks. Busch was not available for comment after the race, but his wife Samantha tweeted the following. Gonna keep it classy n just say 54 car was great tonight, crew did awesome and proud to support breast cancer awareness month w a pink car — Samantha Busch (@SamanthaBusch) October 10, 2015
Kasey Kahne is picking up where Jeff Gordon left off in helping promote the AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger campaign, with Hendrick Motorsports ' relationship with the cause extending to a sixth Sprint Cup season. Drive to End Hunger will be primary sponsor of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2016: Aug. 20 at Bristol Motor Speedway and Nov. 6 at Texas Motor Speedway . The cause will be an associate sponsor for the team in all other premier series events. The Drive to End Hunger launched in 2011 as a primary sponsor for Hendrick Motorsports and four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Gordon. Since its inception, the organization has donated more than 34 million meals. "Drive to End Hunger has been an incredible partner of Hendrick Motorsports ," Kahne said in a press release. "They made an unbelievable impact with Jeff, and I'm excited to work with them to continue those efforts and make a difference for the millions of older Americans who need our support. We hope to do as much good as possible and keep building this great relationship." Kahne joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2012 and has five victories in the No. 5 Chevrolet. So far in 2016, Kahne has two top-10 finishes, his best mark of the season two weeks ago at Texas. He has 17 career race wins. "Winning races takes a team, and teamwork is at the core of all our efforts to create a food-secure nation," said Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation president. "That's why we are so pleased to continue our relationship with Rick Hendrick, whose commitment to winning is unparalleled, and to have Kasey Kahne join us as we work to help the more than 10 million older Americans who face the threat of hunger every single day." The No. 5 paint scheme will be a little different from the one fans saw on the No. 24. The design uses a black background with candy apple red and white accents, highlighted by a sleek matte finish. The hood will showcase a larger Drive to End Hunger "Forked D" logo. "We continue to be inspired by Drive to End Hunger and the response it receives from the NASCAR community," said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports . "Thanks to our amazing fans and the great work of AARP Foundation, many people have received life-changing assistance. That's ultimately how our success is measured, and we look forward to doing much more together."
Kasey Kahne got to Kansas a little early this weekend, and he spent his extra time officiating a robot race. Of course, it was all part of his appearance at St. Joseph Catholic School in Shawnee, Kansas, as part of the #ThankATeacher event, but still -- robots. Whoa! Check out @KaseyKahne as a grand marshal for a student robot race!! Kids coded the robots to race. pic.twitter.com/iBBdS9HFy5 — Farmers Racing (@FarmersRacing) May 5, 2016 The Hendrick Motorsports driver also announced a $100,000 grant for the school through Kahne's sponsor Farmers Insurance Thank America's Teachers program, in what appeared to be an all-around exceptional event. This team won the race by using code to make their car move. ThankAmericasTeachers is a great program @WeAreFarmers pic.twitter.com/GYR39TfwF4 — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) May 5, 2016 Good times with students and teachers from St. Joseph's Catholic School today. ThankAmericasTeachers @WeAreFarmers pic.twitter.com/oGUHXqkE41 — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) May 5, 2016 Hendrick has a full gallery of photos of the event over on their site if you'd like to see more.
CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 12, 2016) -- Panasonic Toughbook will become a primary sponsor of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team of driver Kasey Kahne in 2016, continuing its nearly decade-long relationship with 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports . This season, Panasonic will be featured as a No. 5 team primary sponsor in two Sprint Cup races -- Feb. 28 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Oct. 2 at Dover International Speedway -- and as an associate-level partner in all other events. "We've partnered with Hendrick Motorsports for almost a decade because they exemplify the attributes the Panasonic and Toughbook brands represent -- quality, performance, reliability and leadership," said Jan Ruderman, vice president, Business Mobility Group, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. " Kasey is an extension of the Hendrick Motorsports brand and an exemplary competitor in his own right. As we enter the 2016 NASCAR season, we believe our partnership with Kasey , his team and Hendrick Motorsports will deliver great results both on and off the track." Panasonic became a Hendrick Motorsports technology partner in 2007 and expanded its program in 2014 by adding on-car sponsorship. It was a two-race primary sponsor of the No. 24 Sprint Cup team in 2014 and 2015 as part of its current three-year agreement that runs through 2016. Panasonic leverages the Hendrick Motorsports relationship to promote its Toughbook mobility products and other technology solutions for business. Throughout its Concord facility and at racetracks across the United States, Hendrick Motorsports employs Panasonic innovations, including Toughbook computers, Toughpad tablets, cameras, displays, digital signage and projection units. The team also utilizes Panasonic's professional video products to support its in-house content production capabilities. "The partnership influences all areas of our company," said Patrick Perkins, Hendrick Motorsports ' vice president of marketing. "Panasonic products are used in every Hendrick Motorsports department, from competition to marketing, and we've seen the results. We're proud to continue the relationship and look forward to more wins together in 2016 and beyond." Since joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2012, Kahne , 35, has earned three Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup berths and five race wins with the No. 5 team. The Enumclaw, Washington, native has 17 career wins, 27 pole positions and 156 top-10 finishes in NASCAR's top division. "I'm happy to be part of Panasonic's continued relationship with Hendrick Motorsports ," Kahne said. "They're a worldwide brand, and their technology helps with our performance every day, both on and off of the racetrack. It's a partnership that directly impacts our whole organization and will help give us every opportunity for success in 2016."