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Kasey Kahne going dirt racing in 2019

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR), announced today Wicked Energy Gum, an innovative consumer energy product developed by Wicked Cushion, has been signed as a new sponsor for KKR's No. 9 team that will be driven by Kasey Kahne in 2019.

Wicked Energy Gum is a convenient, great tasting, alternative to energy drinks. You can enjoy up to a 5x faster boost in energy, alertness and focus without having to fill up on liquids. Wicked Energy Gum has compressed the best energy boosting ingredients into each piece of gum so that you can get a fast-acting boost of energy whenever you need it most.

"We are very excited to welcome Kasey to the Wicked Cushion family," said Matthew Henninger, founder of Wicked Cushion. We had such a great experience with KKR this past season and we are thrilled to now have our Wicked Energy Gum brand on Kasey's car for 2019.

Retiring from full-time NASCAR competition after a successful 15-year career in stock cars, Kahne is returning to his roots and is scheduled to compete in more than 50 sprint car events on both the World of Outlaws and All-Star Circuit of Champions tours in 2019.

Wicked Energy Gum will kick off the 2019 season on Kahne's No. 9 machine, and will also have placement on Brad Sweet's No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS car beginning February 6-10 at the Dirt Car Nationals at Volusia County Speedway in Barberville, Fla.

"We were fortunate enough to start a relationship with Wicked Cushion during the Knoxville Nationals last year and when they decided to launch their new product, Wicked Energy Gum, we were glad they chose KKR to help get their product off the ground, said Kasey Kahne, owner of Kasey Kahne Racing. "This is the most excited I have been in a long time to get back to racing. I feel great and I've been working out a lot preparing for the upcoming season. Returning to sprint cars on a more regular basis is something that I have been looking forward to for years."

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is the country's premier dirt track series with 92 races at 53 different racetracks, in 25 states, over a nine-month season. KKR has won over 170 WoO feature events, including a championship in 2013.

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