Kahne says he was angry -- not hurt -- in interview

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kasey Kahne says he was frustrated he'd blown his championship chances by making a "hardheaded mistake" at New Hampshire, and it boiled over into his brief televised interview that left viewers speculating about his health.

Kahne said Tuesday there was nothing physically wrong with him following his accident at New Hampshire. Rather, he realized immediately after his crash with 47 laps remaining Sunday that his title hopes were over, and he allowed his anger to derail the now widely discussed interview with ESPN reporter Jerry Punch.

He also says couldn't hear Punch over the roar of the cars.

Kahne was running inside the top 10 at the time of the crash and wound up finishing 37th. It dropped him to last in the 13-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field.

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