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NASCAR: Kasey Kahne Redefines Lame Duck Driver

A few years ago the term "lame duck driver" began crossing various media outlets as a term to describe a driver that is leaving his current team for a new one the next season. During this period you wouldn't typically hear the phrase until the waning stages of an already grueling season.

Not anymore.

The announcement of Kasey Kahne joining Hendrick Motorsports provides a new wrinkle to lame duck drivers. Think about it, it's April right now—not late April, but EARLY April.

These are the types of announcements you expect later in the year, not after the series has completed a mere seven races. Some will point to the circus that was the Junior lottery in 2007, but that story had media glitz oozing out of every...

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