30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Kasey Kahne

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re going with the 33rd-place finisher from Homestead.

Name: Kasey Kahne

Age: 37

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA

Team: Hendrick Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. He has a two-year-old son named Tanner with his girlfriend.
  2. When not in the car, he likes working out and working on sprint cars.
  3. Thinking of working out, he’s been featured in magazines such as Runner’s World, Men’s Journal and ESPN The Magazine’s “Body” issue.
  4. He created the Kasey Kahne Foundation in 2005 to help support chronically ill kids and their families. Fundraising events include concerts, sprint car races and races such as the Five Kahne, a 5K whose route goes through uptown Charlotte.
  5. Thinking of philanthropy, he also hosted “The DRIVE” in the Seattle area with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The event, which included a concert and golf tournament, raised awareness for the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and proceeds went to help feeding youth and teaching them about living healthy lifestyles.
  6. He was also named to the President’s Council on Service & Civic Participation by President Bush in 2006.

#TBT – Homestead Miami Speedway

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. It’s officially championship week – where the literal shit did this season go? – so we’re looking back at a championship or two.

November 2015

Two years ago, Kyle Busch broke both legs in an Xfinity Series crash and missed a solid chunk of the season. He and his wife Samantha also had Brexton Busch. That same season, he came back to win the championship, which is not an easy feat when you’re healthy, let alone after an injury. Here’s his interview with Fox Sports 1 following the championship win.