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Richard Petty | Kasey Kahne released

Richard Petty Motorsports released driver Kasey Kahne from his ride Wednesday, Oct. 20, which is effective immediately, according to's Lee Spencer. Red Bull Racing could sign Kahne to a deal in the No. 83 Toyota as early as this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Driver Aric Almirola will now fill Kahne's seat at Richard Petty Motorsports.

Fantasy Tip: Kahne's 2010 season has been a big disappointment, and this move has solidified his spot outside of the top-ranked drivers. However, keep an eye out to see how he fares with a new team. If he shows promise in his new ride in these last five races, Kahne could be a good bet to rebound next year with Red Bull Racing. Almirola should not be considered for a start this weekend, even as a No. 4 driver.

2010-10-20 19:45:39 | Source: - Lee Spencer

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