(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Kasey Kahne had a full day of work ahead of him at Talladega Superspeedway but his mind was 1,200 miles away.
His sprint cars were racing at Eldora Speedway, and Kahne was determined to find a way to get to the track. Only Tony Stewart wasn't answering his text messages, and Kahne was getting frustrated.
No need to worry, NASCAR fans. Kahne has no plans to swap series. He's off to the best start of his career, living drama-free at Hendrick Motorsports, and couldn't be more pleased with his place in the Sprint Cup Series.
''I'm in a pretty good spot right now,'' Kahne said.
Indeed, driving for Rick Hendrick may finally have given Kahne the home he'd been searching for.
Kenny Francis came with him, continuing a relationship that began at the end of the 2005 season - second longest in the Sprint Cup Series only to Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus in driver-crew chief pairings. They overcame a rough start to their debut seaso...