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Dover - No. 95 Dumont JETS Camaro ZL1 Preview
Oct 5, 2018

No. 95 Dumont JETS Camaro ZL1 Preview Notes:

PAINT IT PINK: On Wednesday, October 3rd, Kasey Kahne and Jamie McMurray, along with Team Chevy and a group of breast cancer survivors, painted Martinsville Speedway’s historic curbs pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month ahead of the First Data 500 weekend at the “Half Mile of Mayhem.”

SMITH BY THE NUMBERS: In 13 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Dover, Regan Smith has an average start of 26.4 and an average finish of 27.8 and has completed 4,613 of 5,206 (88.6 percent) career laps at the 1.0-mile “Monster Mile” track.

RACE INFO: The Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile) begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 7th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Dover:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

6/1/2008

Event

Best Buy 400

Start

29

Finish

21

Laps

396 / 400

Status

Running

Date

9/21/2008

Event

Camping World RV 400

Start

26

Finish

37

Laps

365 / 400

Status

Running

Date

5/31/2009

Event

Autism Speaks 400

Start

33

Finish

22

Laps

399 / 400

Status

Running

Date

9/27/2009

Event

AAA 400

Start

33

Finish

32

Laps

337 / 400

Status

Crash

Date

5/16/2010

Event

Autism Speaks 400

Start

37

Finish

24

Laps

396 / 400

Status

Running

Date

9/26/2010

Event

AAA 400

Start

18

Finish

26

Laps

397 / 400

Status

Running

Date

5/15/2011

Event

FedEx 400

Start

11

Finish

34

Laps

361 / 400

Status

Running

Date

10/2/2011

Event

AAA 400

Start

16

Finish

17

Laps

400 / 400

Status

Running

Date

6/3/2012

Event

FedEx 400

Start

26

Finish

27

Laps

306 / 400

Status

Running

Date

9/30/2012

Event

AAA 400

Start

18

Finish

17

Laps

397 / 400

Status

Running

Date

5/15/2016

Event

AAA 400

Start

33

Finish

39

Laps

139 / 400

Status

Crash

Date

10/2/2016

Event

Citizen Soldier 400

Start

33

Finish

31

Laps

391 / 400

Status

Running

Date

6/4/2017

Event

AAA 400

Start

30

Finish

34

Laps

329 / 400

Status

Crash

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Dover (Cummulative):

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

13

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

 

Smith's 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish

Starts

4

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

10

Avg. Start

30.8

Avg. Finish

19.5

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish

Starts

217

Wins

1

Top 5

4

Top 10

13

Poles

0

Laps Led

64

Avg. Start

23.8

Avg. Finish

24.9

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Regan Smith: “I’m really looking forward to Dover this weekend. I’ve had some success there in the past, and actually, my last win in any of the upper level series of NASCAR came at Dover (October 2015 NXS). Dover is just one of those places that I took a liking to the first time that I got out on track.  I just thoroughly enjoy racing at that racetrack.  It’s concrete so it drives different than the asphalt tracks, and it’s rough and choppy.  You really have to work on the ride quality of your race car and getting that to last throughout a run. You also would think that for a track being concrete that it wouldn’t be that sensitive, but it’s a very tricky race track in terms of if it’s cloudy or sunny, the weather can change that track quite a bit.  The way that the rubber goes down, you also need to pay attention to that all weekend long.  I’m looking forward to getting to go back to Dover this weekend to race, and it’s been since (June) 2017 in a truck since I raced there, but it’ll be fun to get back into the No. 95 again.  Hopefully Kasey is able to continue his process to get better, in the meantime I’m going to do everything I can for his guys and the entire organization.  I’m just doing the best I can to string together some finishes for this group.  They haven’t all been pretty finishes so far, but we’ve been grinding them out and finding ways to get it done at the end of these races, at the end of the day, that’s what’s important.”

From the Pit Box:

Jon Leonard: “Dover is a really tough place to race because it’s one of only two concrete tracks on the circuit, so that can make it difficult to prepare for. It is most similar to Bristol, but Dover is faster, and the preferred line moves around a lot more than it does at Bristol. The unique thing about Dover is that you actually load and turn twice going through the corner. If you can get the car to cut that second time through the corner, you usually know that you have a really good car. Getting the car secure on entry and exit over the hills is also a challenge like nowhere else and that's why you'll see the cars almost jump sideways on exit. You will rarely get your car to do everything right at Dover, but we had a pretty good Chevy there for the race in May, and we're taking the same car and set-up back this weekend. This is also the same car we ran for both races this year at Bristol and those were both top-15 runs that we had going on.  Tires don’t fall off a ton at Dover, so strategy usually ends up being a factor during the race. Long green-flag runs are also historically typical there, and the leader comes and catches the end of the field so quickly that it’s important to qualify well and stay on the lead lap that first stage. If you can do that, you'll have a good day at Dover.”


5 WRL General Contractors Camaro ZL1 Team:

Driver: Kasey Kahne                          
Crew Chief: Jonathon Leonard
Car Chief: Matt Kimball                        
Spotter: Doug Campbell
Engineer: J. R. Houston                        
Hauler Driver: Damon Lopez
Shock Specialist: Tim Lambert        
Mechanic: Bill Mares                    
Mechanic: Ryan Dextraze
Tire Specialist: Tony Ramierz          
Jackman: Jonathan Willard
Fueler: Ryan Dextraze                       
Rear Changer: Cory Baldwin
Front Changer: Chris Winchell      
Front Carrier: Justin Kirby

About Dumont GROUP:

Dumont GROUP is a full-service aircraft charter, sales, maintenance and parts organization headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with a FAA approved 135 certificate, and EASA and FAA approved 145 MRO at the New Castle Airport (KILG) and Central Illinois Regional Airport (KBMI) in Bloomington, Illinois.  Dumont GROUP’s divisions include Dumont JETS, Dumont MRO, and Volo Direct.