Kahne Sidelined from 2018 Running of Brickyard 400

Kasey Kahne - Martinsville Speedway, Oct 30, 2015The defending champion of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Speedway will be sidelined this weekend. Leavine Family Racing announced this evening that No. 95 Chevrolet driver, Kasey Kahne will not compete in this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events due to lingering effects from extreme heat exhaustion following the Labor Day weekend Darlington Raceway race.

Following Sunday night’s race at Darlington, Kasey Kahne was taken to the track’s care center where he was treated for heat exhaustion. Earlier this week, Kahne opted to consult with several physicians who recommended that he sit out from this weekend’s events at Indianapolis until further testing and evaluations are completed.

Substitute Driver Selected

Regan Smith will serve as the team’s substitute driver this weekend at Indianapolis in the No. 95 WRL General Contractors Chevrolet.

A timeframe for Kahne’s return to the No. 95 Chevrolet has not been established, but Leavine Family Racing will provide an update next week regarding plans for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway event.

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