Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne will finish their six-yr run collectively following the 2017 NASCAR Cup Collection season. The driving force has been launched from the ultimate yr of his contract, permitting him to right away pursue alternatives for 2018.

“Kasey has labored extraordinarily exhausting,” stated Rick Hendrick, proprietor of Hendrick Motorsports. “He’s an incredible teammate and individual, and he has been completely devoted to our program since day one. I’ve all the time believed that he’s a particular expertise, and I do know he’ll thrive in the proper state of affairs. We’ll do every thing we will to complete the season as robust as we will.”

Kahne, 37, will full the 2017 NASCAR Cup Collection schedule for Hendrick Motorsports. He was signed by the group in April 2010, almost two years earlier than his February 2012 debut in its No. 5 Chevrolet. Now of their sixth season collectively, Kahne has earned six of his 18 profession factors-paying Cup victories with the No. 5 staff.

“I’d wish to thank Rick and everybody at Hendrick Motorsports for his or her onerous work and dedication, together with offering me an excellent alternative and success during the last six years,” stated Kahne, who most just lately gained July 23 at Indianapolis. “We gained six races collectively and I am coming off of one of many largest wins of my profession on the Brickyard, which has given the (No.) 5 staff a number of momentum heading into the playoffs. We nonetheless have loads of racing left in 2017 and ending robust is our prime precedence. I look ahead to what the subsequent chapter in my profession holds.”

Hendrick Motorsports will announce 2018 plans for its 4-automotive operation at a later date.