Former NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne to miss 'several' sprint car races after March crash

DARLINGTON, SC - AUGUST 31:  Kasey Kahne, driver of the #95 Dumont JETS Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on August 31, 2018 in Darlington, South Carolina.  (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
The September race at Darlington ended up being the final race of Kasey Kahne's NASCAR career. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Kasey Kahne will miss some upcoming sprint car races.

His team, Kasey Kahne Racing, said Thursday that Kahne would miss “several” upcoming races because of an undisclosed injury he sustained in a crash on March 29. James McFadden will fill in for Kahne in the interim and the team said Kahne will be able to travel.

Here’s a video of Kahne’s crash at Williams Grove Speedway. His car hit the wall and turned over. The wing on the top of the sprint car was ripped off and so was a tire.

Kahne has been keeping busy sprint car racing in 2019 after he announced his retirement from NASCAR during the middle of the 2018 season. Kahne’s stated goal was to retire at the end of the season but his last NASCAR race ended up being at Darlington in September. Kahne said he suffered severe dehydration in that Darlington race and struggled to keep his eyes open in the final 100 laps.

Kahne ended up missing the final 11 races of the season.

He drove in 2019 for Leavine Family Racing after spending the previous seven seasons with Hendrick Motorsports. Kahne left the Cup Series with 18 wins and a best finish of fourth in the points standings.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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