PHOENIX RECAP: Most recently, Kasey Kahne lined up from the outside pole position – his best career start at Phoenix International Raceway – and went on to finish 19th at the one-mile desert oval after late-race contact with the wall. The 32-year-old driver currently ranks 31st in the driver standings.
KAHNE AT LAS VEGAS: Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, is the all-time pole winner at Las Vegas with three and most recently earned one there in the March 2012 Kobalt Tools 400. In nine NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at the 1.5-mile track, Kahne has collected two top-five finishes, four top-10s and has led 58 laps. In his first Cup start at Las Vegas in 2004, he earned runner-up honors.
LAS VEGAS LOOP DATA: According to NASCAR loop data during the last eight Sprint Cup Series races at Las Vegas, Kahne ranks fourth in green-flag passes (485). Most recently at Las Vegas in March 2012, he spent 95.1 percent of the race inside the top 15.
INTERMEDIATE TRACK STATS: Kahne ...