Chat with Kasey Kahne
Kahne's two wins this season rank fifth in NASCAR.
Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, we'll go inside NASCAR's Chase for the Cup, when championship contender Kasey Kahne stops by to chat in advance of Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway (2 p.m. ET, ESPN).
Kahne, @kaseykahne, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet sits in fifth place heading to Dover, 15 points out of first. He has finished third and fifth in the first two Chase races.
Farmers Insurance, a proud sponsor of Kahne and the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team is giving fans the chance to win a new Chevy and other prizes. Visit the Farmers Racing Facebook page to enter, as well as see some very funny videos starring Kasey.
Send your questions now and join Kahne Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET!
Kasey Kahne (1:39 PM)
Its kinda fun to come a chat with everyone for a little while ...let's get started!
Peyton Jones (St. Augustine FL)
Hey Kasey what track are you most looking forward to in the chase? and which one are you not looking forward too?
Kasey Kahne (1:40 PM)
I think I'm most looking forward to Charlotte and Texas, those are two of my favorite tracks. I'm least looking forward to Talladega. A lot of cool stuff goes on at Talladega but the track is kind of a crapshoot.
Jennifer Bennett (Ottawa,IL)
is Ryan Newman really as hard to pass as it looks on tv?
Kasey Kahne (1:41 PM)
That's funny. At times he definitely can be but he's also fun to race with. It's that way with anyone though.
Allen, Brownsville, TN [via mobile]
During the off season, other than testing at some tracks, how else do you practice and stay on top of your driving skills.
Kasey Kahne (1:42 PM)
I went to Australia to race a bit and I also do some go-carting. Other than that its about preparing mentally for the upcoming season.
Bob Cain (Alexandria,Va)
As a Seahawks fan, can you really get any enjoyment from the win that was given by the replacement refs?
Kasey Kahne (1:43 PM)
I got a lot of enjoyment out of it. I was just proud the Seahawks won. Although it was kind of the last straw for the replacement refs.
How great it is to have teammates like Jimmie and Jeff?
Kasey Kahne (1:44 PM)
All three of my teammates are great. We've all been on the same page this year and it's been good for me to be able to sit and talk with those guys. They've helped me out a lot this year.
James Piccarreto (Rochester, NY)
What did you learn so far in your first full season with Hendrick Motorsports?
Kasey Kahne (1:45 PM)
I've learned that Mr. Hendrick wants to win really bad and that everyone that works for Hendrick Motorsports is always trying to figure out how to do so.
Kasey, you are my sons favorite nascar drive and i just want to ask to you like to follow any other sports, if so what are they?
Kasey Kahne (1:46 PM)
I follow racing, entertainment and all sports. It's pretty cool to watch those who work hard a their respective crafts.
Sarah Thomas (Paola. KS)
Of the remaining tracks, which do you feel you have the best chance of winning at ?
Kasey Kahne (1:46 PM)
I think my best chance at winning would be at Charlotte. I have a pretty good record over there.
Allen Bedgood (Topeka, KS)
Kasey, heading into Dover and sitting 5th in points - do you approach this race as cautiously aggressive or do you just flat out go for the win?
Kasey Kahne (1:48 PM)
I approach it just like I've approached every race this season. I go for it and try to put myself in the best position to win.
Nate Collett (Shaftsbury, VT)
Kasey, who in the garage area do you lean on for advice the most?
Kasey Kahne (1:49 PM)
Laura (Sydney Australia )
What is your favorite win and moment in your career so far ??
Kasey Kahne (1:50 PM)
I've had a lot of great career moments but winning at Charlotte, my first win with Hendrick's was a great moment.
Kasey Kahne (1:51 PM)
Hope everyone goes to Farmers Racing facebook page to sign up for your chance to win a new Chevy. Thanks for all the great questions. See you on the track!