Kasey Kenneth Kahne (/ˈ k eɪ n / ; born April 10, 1980) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently drives the No. 5 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports in the Sprint Cup Series, the No. 88 and No. 5 Chevrolet Camaros both in the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports on a part-time basis as well as their No. 00 Chevrolet Silverado for one race in the Camping World Truck Series.
Donnie Neuenberger (born August 10, 1962 in Brandywine, Maryland) is an American professional stock car racing driver. Neuenberger is a cancer survivor. During the 2004 season, he was diagnosed after nerves were pinched by the tumor during a race. He currently drives the No. 1 Chevrolet Silverado and the No. 50 Chevrolet Silverado for MAKE Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a part-time basis.
Off the track, Kahne is active in charitable work and is a member of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. He also owns his own race team, Kasey Kahne Racing, which competes in the World of Outlaws series, fielding two World of Outlaws sprint cars for Daryn Pittman, and Brad Sweet; his team also fields a car in the USAC Sprint Car Series for Brady Bacon and in USAC midgets for Sweet.
Kahne is a 2-time Skagit Speedway winner of the Annual Jim Raper memorial Dirt Cup (2002 and 2003) and currently holds the fastest lap record there.
In 2012 Sweet drove the No. 38 Nationwide Series car, a Chevrolet sponsored by Great Clips and owned by Turner Motorsports, in a limited schedule. He competed in 18 of the series' races, with Kasey Kahne driving the car during the remainder of the year.
Sweet competed for the Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year award. In addition to driving in the Nationwide Series, he will also continue to drive for Kasey Kahne Racing in the World of Outlaws series, driving the No.
49. He finished 18th in series points, before moving to JR Motorsports to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro part-time in 2013.
Kahne has scored 17 career wins in the Cup Series, including three Coca-Cola 600s in 2006, 2008 and 2012. He also was the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2004.
Kahne began racing open wheel sprint cars at Deming Speedway at 17 in Deming, Washington, before moving up to Skagit speedway in Alger, Washington, and then he moved to USAC. In 2001, Kahne made a trip to Pennsylvania where he won the season opener at the historic Williams Grove Speedway.
He was hired by Steve Lewis, who had also employed future NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon, Jason Leffler, Tony Stewart and Kenny Irwin, Jr. In his first year on the circuit, he was named Rookie of the Year, as well as winning the national midget championship. He continued to run USAC, as well as the Toyota Atlantic Series and the World of Outlaws.