Race 27 of 36: Chicagoland Speedway
Chase Standings: 11th
RECAPPING THE RACE:
Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, finished 13th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 14.
After starting 19th, Kahne quickly moved up to 16th position five laps in. He remained just outside the top 15 for the first quarter of the race, falling back to 20th after he was assessed a speeding penalty on pit road during a caution for debris that waved at Lap 66.
When the next caution flag waved, Kahne was in 21st, but a quick performance by the No. 5 Farmers Insurance team on pit road allowed him to move up to 18th for the restart.
At the halfway point of the race, Kahne was in the 20th position, but once again jumped up two spots to 18th after a cycle of green-flag pit stops. He fell a lap down with less than 100 laps to go, but a caution flag allowed Kahne a free pass back to the lead lap. He restarted 17th at Lap 186.
At Lap 220, he was in 16th, and that’s where he was for the final restart of the race with six laps to go. He quickly moved up two spots in one lap, and finished the race in 13th.