By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Kasey Kahne previously said that this would be his last full-time NASCAR season. But on Tuesday, Kahne announced that has not been cleared by medical professionals to finish the season.
Kahne has been battling dehydration problems, which has caused him to miss the last five races. He had hoped to be cleared following a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week.
However, that was not the case.
“To say I’m disappointed after receiving the results that I was not medically cleared for the remainder of the season following a test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week is an understatement,” Kahne said on Twitter. “It was my hope that everything would go well and I would be able to finish out the season strong in the No. 95 for Leavine Family Racing. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.”
He did mention that he is “perfectly healthy” when he is not within a race car. He said doctors have not been able to solve the problems he’s been experiencing.
“My body just can’t handle extended periods of time in the race car and we weren’t able to control the sweat ratio to keep me hydrated enough to prevent any permanent damage to my body,” he said.
Kahne plans to return to sprint car racing in the future.
“See you all soon at the dirt tracks, and thank you for sticking with me over the years,” he added.
In 15-years, he has appeared in 529 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. He has won 18 of them and finished in the Top 5 of 93 races. He has won $71.4 million.
In 16-years, he has appeared in 215 NASCAR Xfinity Series races. He has won eight races and finished in the Top 5 of 46 races. He has won $5.9 million.
He also raced six races over five-years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He has won five of those races and finished in the Top 5 of all six of the races. He has won $242,513.
Kahne has also races once in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2008. He races twice in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2009. He races once in the ARCA Racing Series in 2002.
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