Kasey Kahne doesn’t have a ride for 2018, and while he says he has a shot with one team, he made an announcement that’s rather surprising:
He wants to work out a deal so he can race IndyCars, too.
“I thought that would to be quite a dream and pretty awesome to do,” Kahne said, in remarks reported by several publications, including Motorsport. “That’s been on my mind. But if I can come up with a strong deal for next year, I would like to do that, because I enjoy racing NASCAR and I feel like don’t want to get too far away from it, because I still have some strong years left in me racing in the Cup series.”
He continued: “You know I drove an IndyCar a couple of times. I really enjoyed it and I’ve talked about doing the Indy 500 a few times it just never was able to work with other team owners and things. Yeah, it just never worked out, but it’s always been something on my mind.”
With Kahne a free agent, he can try to negotiate a deal that will let him do both.
As far as the Cup series goes, Kahne has already acknowledged the Stewart Haas No. 10, just vacated by Danica Patrick, isn’t an option, but he mentioned two possibilities — the No. 95 from Leavine Family Racing and the No. 27 from Richard Childress Racing. the RCR seat is probably the least likely because it would require sponsorship, and Kahne doesn’t think he’ll need to bring sponsorship with him to race.