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Kasey Kahne looked like he had lost the GoBowling.com 400 fom Pocono Raceway when his Hendick Motorsports teammate, Jeff Gordon, passed him for the lead.
Kahne was granted a second chance after a late race caution.
“We about gave it away,” Kahne said in victory lane. “That final restart, (Gordon) had a great jump. Kurt (Busch) pushed me all the way to Turn 1.”
The 1-2 finish was huge for both drivers, who entered Sunday’s race 1-2 in the battle for the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kahne’s second win of the year gives him a big advantage if he is top fall out of the top 10 in points before Richmond in September.
“It’s funny how emotions go up and down in this sport,” Gordon said.
The race was an action-packed event featuring several dramatic crashes.
Rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Juan Pablo Montoya crashed on the very first lap when Montoya appeared to slide into Stenhouse’s car. Matt Kenseth also got a piece of the crash.
Denny Hamlin also wrecked when he hit the turn 3 wal...
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Kasey Kahne bowled over the competition at Pocono on Sunday scoring a strike in the Go Bowling.com 400.
Kahne was able to get around his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon late in the race to find victory lane at the 2.5 mile Pocono Raceway. The win is the second of the year for Kahne and 16th of his career.
The race began with Jimmie Johnson on the pole but did...
Kasey Kahne passed his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon on a late-race restart to win Sunday's wild and crash-filled GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
And with his second victory of the season, Kahne is virtually assured of a slot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR's season-ending, 10-race championship round.
Kahne, who won earlier...
Kasey Kahne got the jump on Jeff Gordon off the final restart with two laps left and pulled away to win at Pocono Raceway.
Kahne had the car to beat for the final half of Sunday's 400-mile race until a late caution bunched up the field. Gordon, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, took the lead and seemed poised to win his first race of the season. After the final caution, Kahne...
Kasey Kahne led the Chevrolet sweep of the top-five Sunday at Pocono. But it’s what the manufacturer had accomplished over the last two weeks that is quite impressive. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images).
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It seems if you want to have any shot at running well in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series these days, you have to be behind...
In the June race at Pocono Raceway, Kasey Kahne barely made a full lap before his drive shaft U-joint failed and forced the No. 5 Chevy SS to the garage.
On Sunday, Kahne returned to exact his revenge.
Kahne led 39 laps as part of a dominant Hendrick Motorsports' parade in the GoBowling.com 400 and edged his teammate Jeff Gordon by 1.392 seconds at the line for his second win...
It would be the most blind-obvious thing to say that Sunday at Pocono was a really, really good day for Kasey Kahne and his No. 5 team. He won the race plus jumped up one spot to eighth in the points. Even bigger than all that, it was Kasey's second win of the season and that all but guarantees he and his team will be in the 2013 Chase.
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Kasey Kahne made Team Hendrick proud on Sunday at Pocono after he took the win in a day they totally dominated. A wild afternoon started with pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson leading, but when he ran into trouble just shy of the mid-point of the race, Kahne rose to the top spot. Then when a late caution sprung a dash for the win, it was Jeff Gordon taking over the lead...
Jimmie Johnson isn’t the only driver this season that’s made a specialty of serving up wins for someone else. For Kasey Kahne, this year...