Kasey Kahne is cutting his farewell season short and retiring from NASCAR Cup scooting immediately due to a strange health problem that surfaced in September.
In August, Kahne announced his are projected to retire at the end of its first year. He then suffered a severe dehydration during the Bojangles 500 at Darlington Raceway that required medical attention.
The 38 -year-old said his doctors haven’t managed to find the sources of the condition, and that he wasn’t medically cleared after a recent assessment drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Out of the race car I’m perfectly health, I feel great, and the doctors have determined that I have no underlying health problems, ” he wrote on Twitter.
“My body really can’t handle extended periods of time in the race car and we weren’t able to control the sweat rate to keep me hydrated enough to prevent any permanent damage caused to my body.”
Kahne was the Cup series rookie of the year in 2004 and has earned 18 hastens over his busines. He previously said that he was leaving the boast because the “highs” no longer outweigh the “lows” for him .
But while he’s done with stock car racing, he said he plans to get back into sprint vehicles, because the shorter hastens and jug open cockpits don’t pose a number of problems for his condition.
“See you all soon at the dirt moves, ” Kahne wrote.