Kasey Kahne has long raced on the NASCAR circuit alongside fellow competitors such as Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Yet, his time on the track is now over.
Kahne headed to his Twitter page to share the news that he will be stepping away from his race team for the remainder of the 2018 season due to lingering health issues.
“Out of the race car, I am perfectly healthy, I feel great, and the doctors have determined that I have no underlying health problems,” Kahne wrote. “My body just can’t handle extended periods of time in the race car and we weren’t able to control the sweat ratio to keep me hydrated enough to prevent any permanent damage to my body.”
— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) October 9, 2018
Fans will recall that Kahne’s health issues have plagued him throughout the 2018 season. Back in August, Kahne even announced that he would retire from racing at the conclusion of the 2018 season. However, the severity of his health issues ultimately led him to an early retirement.
Yet, Kahne did leave the window open to racing again.
“I am looking forward to getting back in a sprint car soon,” he wrote. “With much shorter races and open cockpits, there is no issue with my health or hydration with that type of racing.”