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Kasey Kahne reveals biggest surprise of parenthood

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 13: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 13, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 13: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 13, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Since becoming a first-time father back in October, Kasey Kahne has been learning the ropes of parenthood.

So far, so good for the Hendrick Motorsports driver whose girlfriend, Sam, gave birth to a son, Tanner.

In fact, you might even say that Kahne's biggest parenting surprise has been the lack of surprises.

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"It's just, I think, how quickly you learn it," he said on the recent Sprint Cup Series pre-season media tour. "How quickly you learn the things that are thrown at you. You don't really know what you're getting into. At first it's like, 'Man, can I do this? Do I need to know anything?' You just learn it.

"It just happens and you get better at it, and I understand what Tanner's looking for, what he wants, the things that make him happy or not. It's just a process, and it's been great."

One of the aspects of parenting that Kahne has enjoyed the most is watching his son develop.

"From changing diapers, feeding, smiling, starting to teethe, it's just something new every week," he said. "It's a cool process and it's been a very simple process to learn and understand."