Kasey Kahne collected his second runner-up finish and sixth top-five result of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season last Sunday at Pocono Raceway. The No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet showed dominating speed throughout the day as Kahne nabbed second in the rain-shortened event. Kahne finished the race with the highest driver rating (122.7) and best average running position (4.602), according to NASCAR loop data.
KAHNE AT WATKINS GLEN: In eight Sprint Cup starts at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Kahne has two top-15 finishes. Kahne has completed every lap that he has attempted at the 2.45-mile road course (724 laps total). The driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet has two top-10 starts at the Glen, including an outside pole position in 2006.
CHASSIS CHOICE: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-674 for Sunday’s event. Kahne raced this car to a 14th-place finish on the road course at Sonoma, Calif., in June.
ROAD COURSE STATS: Kahne still...