In 2016, Kasey Kahne will once again return to the seat of the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports prepared and determined to capture his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. After an off-season which has included the birth of his first child Tanner, as well as a return to his racing roots in which he competed in numerous dirt-track events in Australia and across the Unites States, Kahne is more than ready to take on the challenge.
Below is the schedule of races in which Great Clips will serve as primary sponsor of Kahne’s No. 5 machine beginning with the very first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the season and ending with the final race at Homestead- Miami Speedway.
February 13 – The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway - finished 20th
March 13 – Phoenix International Raceway
April 17 – Bristol Motor Speedway
June 26 – Sonoma Raceway
July 2 – Daytona International Speedway
July 9 – Kentucky Speedway
August 7 – Watkins Glen International
September 25 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway
October 8 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
November 20 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
We are looking forward to another great year with Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) and the 2013 World of Outlaws champion, Daryn Pittman, who is looking to put another championship under his belt. To see the full World of Outlaws season schedule and to read up on the latest news from the team, visit Kasey Kahne Racing and make sure to follow @KKRDirt and @DarynPittman on Twitter.
We’re not only racing in circles anymore – we’re also racing at the drag strip in 2016 through our partnership with Stringer Performance and veteran driver, Clay Millican in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. A six-time International Hod Rod Association (IHRA) champion and one of the most popular drivers in the series, Millican will pilot the Great Clips/ Parts Plus dragster for the team which is entering its second year of competition. Visit Stringer Performance for the latest team news and NHRA event schedule and follow @StringerPerformance and @ClayMillican on Twitter!
Off the track, we will again continue our involvement in the efforts of the Kasey Kahne Foundation including serving as major sponsors of The DRIVE, a joint charity event put on by Kahne and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, as well as the annual Five-Kahne charity 5K run. Also close to our hearts, we continue our support of the Jason Leffler Memorial midget race at Wayne County Speedway which benefits the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust. Throughout the season, look for us at various race tracks across the country performing charity cuts to raise money for various charities and handing out some great prizes! Follow us on Twitter @GREATracing for all news involving our Great Clips drivers and teams and happenings throughout the year!