Kasey Kahne, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, has a new boss in Richard Petty, the all-time leader in NASCAR wins with 200.
Petty and Gillett Evernham Motorsports merged in the off-season creating Richard Petty Motorsports. Kahne, Reed Sorenson, A.J. Allmendinger and Elliott Sadler are the drivers for the newly formed team.
Kahne was asked during interviews Friday at Auto Club Speedway if he's had much time to talk to Petty now that he's the owner of his race team.
“You see ‘The King’ all day," Kahne said. "Whether he’s a part of your team or not, the guy walks. He’s always around. I’ll run into him five times today and he won’t be looking for me once. I ran into him when I got here this morning. We just crossed paths walking and we sat there and talked for about 10 minutes. Usually, when I run into him, it’s because we’re walking the same path at the same time. He’s on the run always.”