Kasey Kahne desperate to proceed profession: ‘I like racing’



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12 Sep 2018, 22:00 IST
Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne

Kasey Kahne is not able to stroll away from the observe simply but.

The 2017 Brickyard 400 winner did not defend his title over the weekend after being suggested by medical doctors to sit down out as a consequence of ongoing points with dehydration which can be inflicting him to expertise an elevated coronary heart charge, and will not get behind the wheel once more this season.

Whereas the 38-year-old is retiring on the finish of the yr, Kahne mentioned he is adamant about nonetheless persevering with his profession in racing.

“Folks need to know why I simply do not retire and sit out the remainder of the season,” Kahne wrote Wednesday on Twitter. “The reply is straightforward. I like racing. I have been racing most of my life and I am not prepared to offer it up.

“I am listening to the recommendation of my medical doctors and we’re arising with a plan on when it is protected for me to return. I need to proceed racing in some capability for a few years to come back in no matter division that could be. The present steps that I’m taking are to discover a approach for my physique to tolerate racing in any atmosphere. To those that have supported me by means of this course of, I admire every and everybody of you.”

Regan Smith drove the No. 95 Chevrolet at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Kahne’s place Monday and completed 20th general.

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