Kasey Kahne will get behind the wheel of the No. 9 Kasey Kahne Racing car for the full 2022 World of Outlaws schedule. Kahne will serve as the teammate to Brad Sweet who is a three-time defending champion in the series.
This marks the first time that Kahne has raced full-time in the series an comes after a season in which he appeared in 32 of 77 races in 2021.
“I’ve realized through my commitments as a team owner that I still want to race and challenge myself at this level,” Kahne said in a release. “I am grateful to have propelled into the NASCAR ranks as quickly as I did, but sprint car racing has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, and this is the first chance I’ve had to dedicate myself to it full-time.”
Kahne’s history with the Outlaws dates back to 1997 and the former NASCAR Cup Series driver formed his own sprint car team in 2005 earning the 2013 championship with Daryn Pittman.
“The World of Outlaws puts the top competitors in the sport with the most grueling schedule; traveling to tracks nationwide, night-in and night-out,” Kahne said. “A lot of people don’t realize this is one of the toughest series in the world, and I’m excited to finally be a part of it as a driver.”