(Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)


With a hard fought effort to earn back-to-back victories at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne, scored his fourth second-place finish of the 2013 season in his No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS in the Irwin Tools Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup 500-lap contest at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’.

Kahne, who missed taking the trip to Victory Lane by a mere 0.188 seconds, was disappointed in the result of his valiant battle with race winner, Matt Kenseth.

Kasey Kahne  (Rusty Jarrett for Chevrolet)

“I was trying to get there,” said Kahne. “I would have wrecked probably both of us. It would have just been a wreck. I just tried to pass him as clean as I could, and race him as hard as I could. I thought I had him at one point. I had a good run. I tried to slide across him, but he just kept position. We were rubbing all the way down turn four. I just didn’t clear him. I just didn’t get it done and I’m upset with myself for not figuring out how to win tonight because I clearly had a better car at the end of the race.”

Juan Pablo Montoya, who was also a strong contender in his No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS, placed third for Team Chevy, giving the bowtie brigade two of the top three finishing positions.