FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Kasey Kahne waited nearly two years between signing a contract with NASCAR's winningest team and finally climbing into his new ride.
So far, the wait was hardly worth it.
Kahne has opened the season with a month of wrecks, mistakes and disappointing results for Hendrick Motorsports, culminating in a collision with Regan Smith ruining last week at Bristol.
His car is 34th in owner points, theoretically putting Kahne in position to lose a guaranteed spot in the field.
Yet even after winning just once since September 2009, Kahne is confident he'll get his season back on track this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, where he qualified fifth on Friday.
Kahne realizes the wrecks weren't entirely his fault, and he still believes he's got the fastest ride in NASCAR.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to win the Daytona 500 @ Daytona International Speedway
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #88 +600
Brad Keselowski #2 +650
Kevin Harvick #4 +1000
Kyle Busch #18 +1000
Joey Logano #22 +1000

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail NASCAR Championship Odds As the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Season is set to begin later next month, here is the latest odds to win the season championship.
Thumbnail Can Dale Jr. win in 2017? After missing a large chunk of the 2016 season due to a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is ready to go for 2017. Can he be a championship...
Thumbnail Edwards steps away from NASCAR In a surprising move this week, Carl Edwards has chosen to leave NASCAR and step away from his racing career.
Advertisement