Red Bull Racing names Kahne for 2011

KASEY KAHNE TO DRIVE FOR RED BULL RACING TEAM IN 2011 MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne will drive a Red Bull Racing Team Toyota in 2011, the team announced Tuesday. "We were fortunate to have the opportunity to hire a very talented driver...

KASEY KAHNE TO DRIVE FOR RED BULL RACING TEAM IN 2011

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne will drive a Red Bull Racing Team Toyota in 2011, the team announced Tuesday.

"We were fortunate to have the opportunity to hire a very talented driver for the 2011 season and we took it," said Jay Frye, Red Bull Racing Team Vice President and General Manager. "This is a unique situation that doesn't happen every day. Kasey is a perfect fit for our company, team and Red Bull."

Kahne, 30, owns an impressive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series resume. He has 11 wins, 17 poles, 47 top-five and 84 top-10 finishes and twice was a Chase participant in 2006 and 2009.

"This opportunity places me with an established, competitive team that has proven they can win races and make the Chase," Kahne said. "I have great respect for Red Bull, so to have the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing Team in 2011 is a great fit for me, both personally and professionally. It feels good to be able to finally put this to rest and focus my energy on finishing the season strong for the 9 team and our sponsors."

"This obviously all happened very quickly," Frye added. "Over the next month, we will finalize the specific team details."

Red Bull Racing Team's final driver lineup for 2011 will be confirmed later this year.

-source: rbrt

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne
Teams Red Bull Racing