October 3, 2015

Kahne tops first practice for “AAA 400”

By Brian Citino

By the standards Kasey Kahne has set for himself throughout his career, 2015 has been nothing short of a down year. He’s winless, missed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and has easily been the worst-performing car in the Hendrick Motorsports stable.

Dover International Speedway - Day 2

Kasey Kahne posted the fastest time in the first practice session on Saturday, Oct. 3 in preparation for the Sunday, Oct. 4 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Photo by GETTY IMAGES

Following the first practice on Saturday for the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, though, Kahne showed signs of life, posting the fastest lap time of 22.429 seconds for an average speed of 160.506 mph.

Kahne bested Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola, who rounded out the top-five early speeds.

The drivers will take to the track again for their final practice at 2:15 p.m., following the “Drive Sober 125” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.



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