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Feud brewing between Kahne, Joe Gibbs Racing

August 13, 2013, Pat DeCola, NASCAR.com

Kyle Busch Kasey Kahne

Consistent run-ins with Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth have Kasey Kahne steaming

Kasey Kahne has just about had it with Joe Gibbs Racing.

The driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet took to Twitter after Sunday's race to express his displeasure with the rival racing organization after he got caught up in a wreck involving JGR standout Matt Kenseth at Watkins Glen, in a race eventually won by Kyle Busch -- yet another JGR driver.

Kasey Kahne @kaseykahne
Headed to Joe Gibbs racing to talk to whoever will come out front #that's4


Watch Watkins Glen wreck involving Kahne, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

But this wasn't the first run-in that he's had in 2013 with the Gibbs group. It seems like apart from his victories at Bristol and Pocono, Kahne's season has been defined by his altercations with Gibbs drivers, most notably Busch. Having wrecked each other at Daytona, Talladega and Darlington, Kahne and Busch aren't exactly strangers at this point.

 


Watch Daytona wreck involving Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch.


Watch Talladega wreck involving Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch.


Watch Darlington wreck involving Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch.


Watch Darlington post-wreck interview with Kasey Kahne.

A few fellow drivers chimed in to try to make light of the situation, including JGR's Denny Hamlin and reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, but Kahne has yet to offer any further comment on the situation.

Denny Hamlin ‏@dennyhamlin
I'll talk to you my friend.. “@kaseykahne: Headed to Joe Gibbs racing to talk to whoever will come out front #that's4” 

Brad Keselowski @keselowski
Wasn't me! @kaseykahne: Headed to Joe Gibbs racing to talk to whoever will come out front #that's4”

Denny Hamlin @dennyhamlin
Well since nobody showed up to meet @kaseykahne yesterday.. Im gonna meet him for dinner :). Wonder what's on his mind?