Story By: KASEY KAHNE RACING – MOORESVILLE, NC – Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) has announced that team owner and former NASCAR Cup Series driver, Kasey Kahne, will embark on his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series (WoO) in 2022 piloting the No. 9 full-time.
After a 2021 season that saw Kahne make 32 starts with The Greatest Show on Dirt, his most with the series since 1999, the 41-year-old driver will be a full-time Outlaw for the first time in his storied career. The Washington native began 2021 filling in behind the wheel of the No. 9 for the first six races of the year before reuniting with Roth Motorsports in August to finish the remainder of the schedule driving the No. 83. He accumulated two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes including an eighth-place finish in the 60th Annual Knoxville Nationals.
“I started KKR 16 years ago to keep a connection to my racing roots. I’m incredibly proud of our two successful teams made up of the most dedicated guys in the pit area and have enjoyed being hands-on, and even getting behind the wheel for some races,” Kahne said. “The World of Outlaws puts the top competitors in the sport, with the most grueling schedule; traveling to tracks nationwide, night-in and night-out. I’ve realized through my commitments as a team owner that I still want to race and challenge myself at this level. I am grateful to have propelled into the NASCAR ranks as quickly as I did, but sprint car racing has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, and this is the first chance I’ve had to dedicate myself to it full-time.”
The Karavan Trailers / Fuel Me No. 9 Kasey Kahne will drive in 2022 designed by Blaine Durward, artist with Kahne Screen Print
Karavan Trailers, the industry leader in boat, jet ski, ATV and utility trailer sales, will continue their long-standing partnership with KKR and remain a primary partner on the No. 9 machine.
In addition, Fuel Me has inked a deal with the team to come onboard as a primary partner and official fuel supplier of KKR. Fuel Me has leveraged decades of experience in the energy distribution industry to develop an innovative and disruptive technology solution. The Elmhurst, Illinois based company is revolutionizing fuel procurement, while expanding clean energy product initiatives and positioning itself as the energy distribution solution of the future.
“Fuel Me is honored to be the official fuel supplier of Kasey Kahne Racing,” Bill Marr, President, said. “This partnership is a strong fit for our business, and we look forward to bringing greater awareness to our fuel supply and management platform through this relationship. We are excited to kick off the 2022 season with Kasey and Brad racing for wins and eyeing a fourth consecutive WoO championship for KKR!”
The 2022 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season begins with three nights of action at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park for the 51st DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, February 10 through Saturday, February 12.