The Green Flag fell on Nascar's Kasey Kahne in Memphis Tuesday,
but, it wasn't at the MotorSports Park.
26 year old Kasey Kahne is the new sensation on the Nextell Cup.
The 2004 rookie of the year has 4 wins already this season.
But he was no match for little Rendasha Jackson this afternoon at the Ronald McDonald House.
Kahne went back to his racing roots and thrilled a handful of St.Jude patients with a tricycle race.
Kahne says, 'I'm fortunate enough to be in a position to do this and hopefully bring a smile to someone's face.'
Sure most of these kids are too young or too sick to know who Kasey Kahne is. But he's still a new face, a friendly face. Someone can help that brighten their day.
'I think it's really awesome to get someone popular here to see us because we rarely get anyone here." says St. Jude patient Adrian Roja.
Another St. Jude patient, Austin Dumas, 'I think it's really awesome to get someone popular here to see us because we rarely get anyone here."
As Kahne signs autographs for the Kids, he already has a return trip to Memphis planned.
The October 28th Sam's Town 250 at the Memphis Motorsports Park.
But how would sum up today's race?
<'We only made contact once on the outside with a trick, we got going again but we just couldn't catch that one little girl. She was too fast.'>
It was a race for hope...hope that all these little kids get well soon.