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Analyzing Kasey Kahne’s win in the Camping World Truck Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 at Rockingham Speedway on Sunday, and whether or not the momentum can help turn around what has thus far been an abysmal Sprint Cup season. Coming into the season, Kahne had been a popular pick to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup in his first year with Hendrick Motorsports.
The question remains whether Kahne can turn the Truck win into Sprint Cup momentum, something that hasn’t consistently happened in the past. He followed up the Darlington win in 2004 with a fifth-place run in the Cup event, but crashed out of the subsequent Homestead race. In the second Pocono race of 2010, he only managed a 19th-place finish, and only scored three top-10s in the final 15 races of the season. At Darlington in 2011, he won the pole and finished fourth, but didn’t score another top-10 until Daytona in July.