CREW CHIEF: Keith Rodden
TEAM: Hendrick Motorsports
LAPS LED: 0
TOP 5s: 3 (same as previous two seasons)
TOP 10s: 13 (most since 2013)
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Kahne completed the most laps of any driver in the series with 10,355 and also improved his average finish (15.6) from last season (18.1) … Started to show improvement late in the season by reeling off seven top-10 finishes in the last 12 races.
WHAT WENT WRONG: Went winless and failed to make the Chase for the second consecutive season. Also earned single digit top-five finishes for the third time in last five years … For the first time in his career, Kahne failed to lead a lap during the season and had two DNFs.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017: Kahne enters his seventh season at Hendrick Motorsports still seeking his first championship. He is also looking to win for the first time in three years.