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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...
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes it way to Watkins Glen International for Sunday’s Finger Lakes 355 At The Glen. Team Chevy is riding high after capturing the first and second positions at the Pocono Raceway. Jeff Gordon led the way by winning the rain shortened race and had teammate Kasey Kahne, on a flat tire, cross the finish line right behind him. Here is a break down on...
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