Kasey Kahne comes up short yet again

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 27:  Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, participates in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JULY 27: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, participates in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Kasey Kahne might currently be the best racer in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series who has yet to win a race in 2014.  That almost changed Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Almost.

After starting 10th Kahne took the lead for the first time on lap 32 and suddenly Kahne was among the contenders for the win. From that point Kahne would go on to lead a race high 70 laps, the first time he has done that all season.

His undoing though came 17 laps from the end.  On the final restart of the race, leader Kahne chose the inside lane. Jeff Gordon in second restarted second just to the outside. When the green flag fell and the duo charged into turn 1. Kahne seemed to lose grip and began to slide back while Gordon charged to the lead.

“Looking back, I should have chosen the top (lane) obviously,” Kahne said post race. MORE>>>

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