Kasey Kahne is an American professional stock car racing driver who retired from racing in 2018 due to poor health conditions. He is also the owner of the Kasey Kahne Racing team that competes in the World of Outlaws series. He has so far recorded 18 wins in the cup series including a Brickyard 400 win and three Coca-Cola 600 wins. Kasey is known for his philanthropic activities off the track. Let us take a quick glance at the life, career, and net worth of Kasey Kahne in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Kasey Kenneth Kahne was born on April 10, 1980, in Enumclaw, Washington, the United States. Kelly Kahne and Tammy Kahne are his parents, and he has an older sister and a younger brother namely Shanon Adams and Kale Kahne. Kasey was very much into racing since his childhood and began racing at Deming Speedway when he was 17. His siblings also have beginner level exposure to racing.
Kasey Kahne has been in a relationship with his girlfriend Samantha Sheets for quite a long time, but the couple is yet to get married. They have a son together named Tanner Lee who was born on October 13, 2015.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Steve Lewis hired Kasey Kahne at the Williams Grove Speedway, and he was named Rookie of the Year in his first year of the circuit. He also won the National Midget Championship, and in 2004 he entered into full-time competition at the Cup Series.
In 2005 he won the United Way 300 and O’Reilly 300 at the Kansas and Texas Motor Speedways respectively, and in 2007 he won the Carquest Auto Parts 300. He debuted in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2004 at the 2004 Daytona 500 and registered his first win in 2005. He has so far raced 529 times in 15 years at the series with 18 wins the latest coming in 2017.
At the NASCAR Xfinity Series, he has competed in 215 races so far and has won 8 times, the latest victory coming in 2014. Kahne has competed in 6 races at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series emerging victorious five times.
His career achievements include the 2000 USAC National Midget Series Championship, Coca-Cola 600 wins in 2006, 2008, and 2012. Sprint All-Star Race XXIV, 2010, Gatorade Duel, and 2017 Brickyard 400.
Net Worth & Earnings
He has amassed a huge fortune through his racing career so far, and his career winnings are said to be around $60 million. His earnings in 2017 alone are reported to be $14 million and the value of his 5000 sq ft luxury house in Mooresville with six bedrooms, and six bathrooms is said to be more than $5 million. His estimated net worth is $55 million.
Kasey Kahne is very well-known for his charity works off the track and is a member of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.