CONCORD, N.C. – The NASCAR Cup Series heads up north this weekend for the first race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – a track where Kasey Kahne has seen his fair share of success.
In his 26 career starts at the New England track, Kahne has scored one win, three top-five finishes, and 10 top-10s. His victory in Loudon, New Hampshire, came in 2012, his first season with Hendrick Motorsports. Kahne and the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevy team led 66 laps to make the trip to Victory Lane after starting on the outside pole position.
“That day we did a really good job,” Kahne said. “Every Loudon race to me feels very similar. They don’t ever feel a whole lot different. That was just another Loudon race that we hit right that day.”
With his success in New Hampshire, Kahne noted that the track suits his driving style.
“I’ve always liked New Hampshire,” Kahne explained. “I think it’s all about getting the car right and having a good feel for that track. The tire combination and things like that always change, but I really like it.”
Not only is the driver successful on the track, but he likes spending time in the surrounding area as well.
“It’s a really awesome part of the United States,” Kahne said. “Just the country, the lakes, mountains, trees and trails. I really like going up there and racing but just kind of also being in that part of the country.”
Kahne and the rest of the Cup Series competitors hit the track at New Hampshire on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.