Kahne is set for a formal return to the dirt tracks
Kasey Kahne returns to the dirt tracks. The driver is set to be full-time with the World of Outlaws for the first time in his career.
Last week, Kahne finished 8th in the famed Knoxville Nationals. Following the event, Roth Motorsports has named Kahne as the full-time driver of the No. 83. He’ll run every WoO race with the team for the rest of the 2021 season.
Aaron Reutzel previously piloted the No. 83 machine. The driver was suspended a few weeks ago following an inspection stick violation.
Parker Price-Miller filled in for Reutzel during the Ironman 55 weekend. Miller was already scheduled to drive a different car in Knoxville.
Kasey Kahne was already going to run the Knoxville Nationals in his personal #9T car. A call early in the week put Kahne in the No. 83 instead.
Dennis Roth on Kasey Kahne
“We have always had a great relationship with Kasey Kahne, and we are excited to have him finish out the season for us with the World of Outlaws,” said Dennis Roth, owner of Roth Motorsports.
“When he was a young man, he did a great job driving for us, and when Kasey Kahne Racing housed a Roth Motorsports car for us in the mid-2000s, they represented us very well.”
Roth concluded, “This past week, he is coming off of a really nice job at the Knoxville Nationals in what was a last-minute arrangement for us.”
The now 41-year-old driver came out with a bang in his debut with Roth Motorsports. He set quick time during his preliminary night at the Knoxville Nationals.
“I am really excited and thankful for the opportunity that Dennis and Teresa Roth are providing me to race with a great team for the last quarter of the season,” Kahne said.
Kahne added, “It’ll be really fun, and challenging, going to some new places as we work hard to run up front every night with the World of Outlaws. We had a great trip to Knoxville, and I am looking forward to getting back to it and really getting started this weekend.”
Kasey Kahne has run 116 starts in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. He’s collected 2 top-5 and 20 top-10s. The most starts in a single season was 27, back in 1999.
Kahne will pilot the No. 83 tomorrow at River Cities Speedway.