This morning, Kasey Kahne announced that 2018 will be his last full-time season driving in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
After coming up through midgets and sprint cars, Kasey debuted in NASCAR's Xfinity Series in 2002. In 2004, he moved to the cup series, replacing Bill Elliott in the 9 Dodge owned by Ray Evernham, who later merged with Richard Petty Motorsports. In 2010, it was announced that Kasey was going to move to Hendrick Motorsports, but not until 2012, so he ran for Red Bull Racing in 2011, and then moved to Hendrick Motorsports in 2012, where he raced the 5 car until the end of last season. This season he went to Leavine Family Racing and has been in the 95 car. Kasey has 18 wins in the cup series.
This morning, Kasey tweeted his retirement announcement to his fans, saying that he has thought about this for many months and just couldn't commit to running full time in cup for a few more years.
Kasey spoke with NASCAR about how he wants fans to remember him.
We're gonna miss you, Kasey! Hope to see you at the Dirt Track soon!!! :)