Kasey Kahne, who has been sidelined since the Brickyard 400 with health issues, has not been cleared to return to NASCAR racing in 2018, effectively ending his NASCAR Career.
The driver of the #95 Levine Family Racing Chevy had already announced 2018 would be his final season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and had hoped to be cleared by doctor’s following a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Instead Kahne will now be forced to end his NASCAR career prematurely.
In a tweet Kahne expressed his disappointment that he would not be able to finish out the 2018 season saying that he is healthy outside of the car but not in race conditions.
“My body just can’t handle extended periods of time in the race car and we weren’t able to control the sweat ratio to keep me hydrated enough to prevent any permanent damage to my body”
Kasey said he would continue his Sprint Car racing as those races are much shorter then the average length of a NASCAR event.
Kasey Kahne was the 2004 rookie of the year and amassed 18 Wins in his cup career.
You can read his full announcement here:
— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) October 9, 2018