NASCAR News: Top 5 favorites to win the Pure Michigan 400

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Aug 2, 2014; Long Pond, PA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (5) during practice for the 400 at Pocono Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

4) Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet)

·         One win, eight top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles

·         Average finish of 15.9

·         Driver Rating of 89.1, 11th-best

·         174 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

·         1,447 Green Flag Passes, third-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 177.658 mph, seventh-fastest

·         696 Quality Passes, seventh-most

Kasey Kahne won at Michigan in 2006 and finished fifth there in June. He is in the same situation as Biffle, needing a win and trailing Biffle by four points in the standings. While his Hendrick teammates — Johnson, Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon — have each run better this season, the organization is focused on getting Kahne into the Chase. He needs a win to do it, and Michigan should be a good opportunity.