07.14.14: New HampshireRace 19 of 36: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
RECAPPING THE RACE:
Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Great Clips/Shark Week Chevrolet SS, finished 11th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13. Kahne now ranks 17th in the point standings.
Kahne began Sunday’s event from the 10th position and immediately began his march to the front. By Lap 22, the driver of the No. 5 Great Clips/Shark Week Chevrolet SS had cracked the top five. He ran into slight issues around Lap 60, battling lapped traffic and a tight-handling race car.
Crew chief Kenny Francis called Kahne to pit road at Lap 75 to fix the handling issue, which freed up his No. 5 Chevy SS. By Lap 83, Kahne was running eighth, saying that his car’s handling had improved since the pit stop. Kahne continued to race in the top eight for the next 30 laps before making a yellow-flag pit stop at Lap 113.
As the race unfolded, Kahne moved back and forth through the field, ultimately making his way back into the top five with the help of a quick two-tire pit stop at Lap 213. Kahne raced in the top 12 for the remainder of the race and finished 11th at the 1.058-mile track.