Kasey Kahne enters his first season competing in a limited schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports. Kasey will split the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet with Brad Sweet. Kahne made his NASCAR debut in the Nationwide Series in 2002. In his first full-time Nationwide Series season, Kahne finished a career-best seventh in the standings on the strength of one win and 14 top-10 finishes.