Kahne started second and early on looked to be a contender for the win. He led a total of 31 laps but was caught down late in the going. Kahne was working his way towards the front when on lap 253 less than 50 from the end disaster struck. The back of Kahne’s Chevy seemed to break loose as he raced out of turn 4. Moments later the car slid across the track and pancaked on the driver’s side on the inside front stretch wall. Kahne was taken to the infield car center while his Chevy was towed to the garage.
After he was released from the care center, Kahne gave the requisite interview where he seemed a bit confused.
“I really don’t know what happened,” he said “Just racing and I’m not sure if there was contact or if I just spun. I seriously don’t really remember how it happened.”
After a somewhat awkward pause, it was pointed out to Kahne that the rear of his Chevy seemed to break loose.
"I'm not sure,” he said. “I hit the inside wall, but I'm not sure how I got there."
The interview ended when Kahne said that he couldn’t hear due to the cars on the track. His crew soon had Kahne and his Chevy back on track, Kahne was scored 37th; he fell three spots and leaves New Hampshire in 13th, last place in the Chase.