Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) has confirmed that Kasey Kahne, who has been with the team since 2004, will be leaving No. 9 Ford at the end of this season.
Kahne will be joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2012, possibly in the team’s No. 5 car in 2012 since Mark Martin’s contract ends in 2011.
2011 is unknown for Kahne at this point. But Hendrick’s satellite team, Stewart-Haas racing could be an option.
“Kasey is a very talented driver, and I have enjoyed watching him race. We all wish him nothing but the best and hope he succeeds in anything he chooses to do.” team co-owner Richard Petty said in a statement released by RPM.