Kasey Kahne is reducing his farewell season quick and retiring from NASCAR Cup racing instantly on account of a mysterious well being downside that surfaced in September.
In August, Kahne introduced his plans to retire on the finish of the 12 months. He then suffered a extreme dehydration throughout the Bojangles 500 at Darlington Raceway that required medical consideration.
The 38-year-old mentioned his docs haven’t been capable of finding the reason for the situation, and that he wasn’t medically cleared after a current take a look at drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Out of the race automobile I’m completely wholesome, I really feel nice, and the docs have decided that I’ve no underlying well being issues,” he wrote on Twitter.
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“My physique simply can’t deal with prolonged intervals of time within the race automobile and we weren’t in a position to management the sweat ratio to maintain me hydrated sufficient to stop any everlasting injury to my physique.”
Kahne was the Cup sequence rookie of the 12 months in 2004 and has received 18 races over his profession. He beforehand mentioned that he was leaving the game as a result of the “highs” not outweigh the “lows” for him.
However whereas he’s carried out with inventory automobile racing, he mentioned he plans to get again into dash vehicles, as a result of the shorter races and cooler open cockpits don’t pose an issue for his situation.
“See you all quickly on the grime tracks,” Kahne wrote.
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