Kasey Kahne Semi-Retiring from NASCAR, Grueling Schedule Is Killing Me

Kasey Kahne Semi-Retiring from NASCAR, Grueling Schedule Is Killing Me

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff •.

KKR driver Brad Sweet won the prestigious Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals last weekend and the 38-year-old Kahne was present for the victory.

Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series night race at Bristol Motor Speedway will start an hour earlier than originally scheduled because of potential for inclement weather, NASCAR and track officials announced Friday. The team also took to Twitter to thank Kahne for his career in NASCAR. "I'm not sure what the future holds for me, but I know I'm at ease with the decision I have made". I need to spend more time doing the things that I enjoy and love and that's spending time with Tanner and my sprint auto teams.

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

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Leavine Family Racing has been rumored to make a switch-over to Toyota next season. He he also won eight second-tier XFINITY Series races and five Camping World Truck Series events out of six starts.

Debuting in Cup as a driver for team owner Ray Evernham in 2004, Kahne was with that organization as it was later bought by George Gillett and then merged with Richard Petty Motorsports.

Kahne said in his statement that the lengthy NASCAR schedule has taken its toll on him, and that he would like to spend more time with his son, Tanner.

In recent seasons, NASCAR has dealt with the departure of numerous star drivers, everyone from Jeff Gordon to Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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