Kahne decides to retire from racing full time

  • Kahne decides to retire from racing full time

Kahne decides to retire from racing full time

Racing in Cup full time for a few more years was just something that I couldn't commit to.

Kahne, the 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, is in his first season driving for LFR.

Sadler is 43 and now drives for JR Motorsports in the second-tier Xfinity Series. He had a playoff-clinching win last season at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In his statement, Kahne thanked the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team for allowing him to drive for them this season and mentioned that he had an offer from them for the 2019 season.

"After much consideration and many conversations with my family, I've decided this will be my last season racing full-time in NASCAR".

I've thought about this decision for many months, if not longer.

"The high didn't outweigh the lows and the grueling schedule takes a toll on your quality of life. I need to spend more time doing things I enjoy".

Sadler made his Xfinity Series debut in 1995. Sadler is also one of 31 drivers with a win in each of NASCAR's top three series. In 21 years, he has won 13 of the 383 races in which he has competed, recorded 18 poles, posted 102 top-five and 219 top-10 finishes, and led 2,042 laps. "The Sadler name has become synonymous with motorsports in Virginia".

Sadler admitted he began thinking about his retirement at the beginning of the season because he knew it was a contract year.

Emporia's Elliott Sadler has been living his dream for a long time.

"I've had a great career in racing and met so many wonderful people and fans along the way, some that I'll remain in touch with for life". That has not happened, but they have been good values on occasion.