Dehydration issues have continued to plague Leavine Family Racing’s No. 95 driver, Kasey Kahne to the point where he will not return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018.
To say I’m disappointed after receiving the results that I was not medically cleared for the remainder of the season following a test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week is an understatement. It was my hope that everything would go well and I would be able to finish out the season strong in the #95 for Leavine Family Racing. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Kahne went on to say that out of the race car, he’s “perfectly healthy,” and feels normal.
“…the doctors have determined that I have no underlying health problems,” Kahne said.
The former No. 95 driver said his body can no longer handle extended periods of time in the race car, and they have been unable to control the sweat ratio to keep Kahne hydrated enough to prevent permanent damage to the driver’s body.
“NASCAR has been a great home for me for 15 years and I wish the No. 95 the best of luck these last few races,” Kahne said.
Sprint Car Racing
Kahne said he is really looking forward to getting back in a sprint car soon.
“With much shorter races and open cockpits, there is no issue with my health or hydration with that type of racing,” Kahne said.
“See you all soon at the dirt tracks, and thank you for sticking with me over the years,” Kahne concluded in his statement.
Leavine Family Racing Future
LFR has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday, October 10 at 1:30 at Uptown Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame, where it’s expected LFR will announce its new driver for 2019, and possibly for the remainder of 2018, if Regan Smith is not in Leavine Family Racing No. 95 for the rest of the season.