Kasey Kahne will drive for Roth Motorsports for the remainder of the season. (Frank Smith photo)
KNOXVILLE, Iowa – After a strong run during the Knoxville Nationals, Roth Motorsports representatives have announced that Kasey Kahne will drive the team’s # 83 entrant in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the remainder of the season.
Kahne replaces Aaron Reutzel at number 83. Reutzel was recently suspended by World of Outlaws officials for attempting to circumvent the sanctions agency’s inspection process. Reutzel later confirmed that he had left the team.
“We’ve always had a great relationship with Kasey Kahne and we’re delighted that he ends the season for us with the World Out Outlaws,” said team owner Dennis Roth. “As a young man he did a great job for us, and when Kasey Kahne Racing put a Roth Motorsports car in for us in the mid-2000s, they represented us very well. He’s had a really nice job at the Knoxville Nationals last week, which was a last-minute arrangement for us. “
Following success with Roth Motorsports in the early 2000s, Kahne returned to the headquarters of the central California-based team in May during the Peter Murphy Classic in California.
Kahne was planning to host a Kasey Kahne Racing outing at the Knoxville Nationals last week, but after Reutzel was banned, Team Kahne offered the seat. He shone, achieved quick time gains on his qualifying night and underpinned this with an eighth place in the 50-lap A-Main on Saturday.
Kahne will work with crew chief Grant Boyum to end the season for the team.
“I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity Dennis and Teresa Roth are giving me to start with a great team in the final quarter of the season,” said Kasey Kahne. “It will be really fun and challenging to go to new places as we work hard to stay ahead with the World of Outlaws every night. We had a great trip to Knoxville and I’m looking forward to getting started again this weekend. ”