Kasey Kahne enters his fifth year with Hendrick Motorsports and will pilot the No. 5 Chevrolet SS race cars during the 2016 campaign, his 13th year on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit. A three-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports will keep Kahne behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS through the end of the 2018 Sprint Cup Series season.
Keith Rodden's motor sports career began in 2003 after graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. Rodden served as the lead engineer for Kasey Kahne in 2012 and 2013, helping him achieve two wins, 12 top-five finishes and 19 top-10s. The 2015 season will mark Rodden's second year as a crew chief and his 11th working with Kahne.