Jimmie Johnson

Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400

Kasey Kahne needed a break Sunday — and got it.

The 37-year-old driver barely reached the overtime line before the last caution flag came out in a crash-marred Brickyard 400, allowing Kahne to complete a six-hour marathon and snap a long winless streak.

He crossed the yard of bricks under caution with daylight fading and his muscles cramping, just ahead of Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman.

"I had a great car out front. I had a pretty good car all day long. I was really happy," Kahne said. "Unbelievable to win in Indianapolis. Unbelievable to win a Cup race — it's been a while. I know it's great for my team."

But even before kissing the bricks...

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