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Flashback Friday: Kasey Kahne Wins Richmond for First Cup Win

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The date was May 14, 2005 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (formerly NEXTEL) was racing in the Chevy American Revolution 400 at Richmond Raceway.

It would become a day that now veteran NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will never forget.

It was Kahne’s sophomore season in the Cup Series in the No. 9 Dodge Charger for Evernham Motorsports. His win became the first for the Dodge Charger which had just returned to NASCAR that same year.

Kahne would go on to lead 242 of 400 laps in route to his first victory in NASCAR’s premiere series. A dominating performance and at the time a popular win among the fans.

Kahne’s 2005 victory at the famed short track is his lone victory in 28 starts.

While Richmond isn’t a horrible track for Kahne, his last finish inside the top-5 came in the Spring race in 2016 where he finished in the fourth position.

Kahne will look to have a solid run on Saturday night where he will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Leavine Family Racing in the Toyota Owners 400.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah Handy is a NASCAR writer. You can find her on Twitter at @SarahHandy85. A college student studying Communications/Public Relations Field and an Electronics Associate at Walmart. Sarah enjoys tweeting about racing, running, reading, puzzles, video games, and photography. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah avidly follows all major New England Teams (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics) as well as a huge fan of what she considers her “home track” New Hampshire Motor Speedway which she attends each year.

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