When the family decided to take the plunge full-time, they migrated to the Midwest to try their hand at USAC sprint car racing, the same series that had produced Gordon, Tony Stewart, A. But when NASCAR came calling, he jumped at the chance.
After two seasons in the NASCAR Busch Series came the shocking announcement that he would be replacing Awesome Bill Elliott in 2004, with Elliott staying on to mentor Kahne's transition to the big leagues.
He is not very tall as he has an average height of just 5 feet 8 inches.
He is a superstar in social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Kasey Kahne was born April 10, 1980 in Enumclaw, Washington.
After two seasons in the NASCAR Busch Series came the shocking announcement that he would be replacing Awesome Bill Elliott in 2004.
In October, NASCAR star Kasey Kahne will achieve a lifelong dream: fatherhood.
Kahne's girlfriend, Sam Sheets, is due to deliver a baby boy on Oct. Absolutely," Kahne said via speakerphone while dragging a sprint car-loaded trailer up the interstate toward Indianapolis. The definition of "rest."Kahne said impending parenthood is the latest notable moment in a noticeable mid-30s maturation process. Winning -- and determining how to win -- almost always occupies his thoughts.The unknown kid finished second in just his second Nextel Cup start, then repeated the feat one week later. Never in the history of NASCAR's top series has a rookie made the kind of splash that Kasey Kahne did in 2004.Over his first seven races, he finished 3rd or better four times. From old school gearheads to a flock of new female fans. When Kahne was hand-picked by car owner Ray Evernham to replace retiring legend Bill Elliott, many longtime NASCAR fans questioned the move.The unknown kid finished second in just his second Nextel Cup start, then repeated the feat one week later.Over his first seven races, he finished 3rd or better four times and added improbable pole positions at Las Vegas and Darlington. His media-friendly smile and steel blue eyes introduced NASCAR to a whole new legion of female fans. Snapped @ Lowe's Motor Speedway (at right, photo: nn52) as well as @ NHMS with her son in tow--just to name two.