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Phoenix - No. 95 Procore Camaro ZL1 Preview
Nov 7, 2018

No. 95 Procore Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Notes:

JOIN THE PROCORE CREW: Become a member of the No. 95 crew today at www.procore.com/95crew to get your free, collectible Kasey Kahne hero card, as well as exclusive merchandise and content throughout the season thanks to our partner, Procore.

SMITH BY THE NUMBERS: In 11 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Phoenix, Regan Smith has an average start of 17.7 and an average finish of 27.8.  He’s completed 3,141 of 3,519 (89.3 percent) career laps at the 1.0-mile track located in Avondale, AZ.

THANKS KASEY: Procore wanted to thank Kasey Kahne for everything he’s done for them this year as the driver of the No. 95 and they’re celebrating the partnership with a special “Thanks Kasey” message aboard the Procore Camaro ZL1’s TV Panel this weekend at Phoenix.

RACE INFO: The Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway (1.0-mile) begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 11th. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

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

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

4/12/2008

Event

Subway Fresh Fit 500

Start

38

Finish

35

Laps

298 / 312

Status

Running

Date

11/9/2008

Event

O'Reilly Auto Parts 500

Start

21

Finish

23

Laps

312 / 313

Status

Running

Date

4/18/2009

Event

Subway Fresh Fit 500

Start

8

Finish

28

Laps

311 / 312

Status

Running

Date

4/10/2010

Event

Subway Fresh Fit 600

Start

28

Finish

26

Laps

378 / 378

Status

Running

Date

11/14/2010

Event

Kobalt Tools 500

Start

8

Finish

23

Laps

311 / 312

Status

Running

Date

2/27/2011

Event

Subway Fresh Fit 500

Start

5

Finish

34

Laps

213 / 312

Status

Running

Date

11/13/2011

Event

Kobalt Tools 500

Start

15

Finish

38

Laps

62 / 312

Status

Crash

Date

3/4/2012

Event

Subway Fresh Fit 500

Start

3

Finish

20

Laps

311 / 312

Status

Running

Date

11/11/2012

Event

AdvoCare 500

Start

8

Finish

24

Laps

316 / 319

Status

Running

Date

3/13/2016

Event

Good Sam 500

Start

31

Finish

28

Laps

308 / 313

Status

Running

Date

11/13/2016

Event

Can-Am 500

Start

29

Finish

27

Laps

321 / 324

Status

Running

 

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

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

11

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

9

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

1

Poles

0

Laps Led

10

Avg. Start

28.2

Avg. Finish

21.3

 

Smith's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

Starts

222

Wins

1

Top 5

4

Top 10

14

Poles

0

Laps Led

64

Avg. Start

23.9

Avg. Finish

24.8

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Regan Smith: "Phoenix is going to be interesting this coming weekend with the new straightaway and moving the Start/Finish line.  I don’t think that it’s going to affect anything that we do on the race track driver-wise, but it certainly is going to look different and be a bit more unique for the fans that are watching along in the stands.  This weekend should create a bit of buzz with the new infield, and all the cool new elements associated with the remodel.  The race track itself is one of the best places we go to in my opinion.  Both ends of the track are very unique and very different, so it really forces you to have to adapt.  You have to take the good and the bad with you car sometimes because you won’t able to make it entirely perfect at both ends of that track.  There’s a lot of times where you have to be willing to sacrifice in one area if you want to be better in another area there typically.  Phoenix presents a lot of challenges on both the drivers and the crew chiefs because of that, but it’s also one of the most rewarding tracks, and one of the most fun tracks to drive on when things are going well."

From the Pit Box:

Jon Leonard: "Going back to Phoenix this weekend, I’m really looking forward to the re-configuration of the track. It’s not much different from a car set-up perspective, but more-so from the fan and racing experience. Richmond did a similar change to their infield, and I think it really helped the fans get closer and understand what goes on throughout the weekend rather than just seeing cars on track.  We ran decent at Phoenix in the Spring this year and were actually probably better there in last Fall’s race, so we're basing a lot of what we're trying to achieve off those two races. The right-side tire is a bit different for this weekend so there will be some adjusting to that, but I don’t expect much fall-off or wear difference from the races there in the past. Phoenix is usually about qualifying well and playing the right strategy in the race. As we've seen in almost all of the Playoff races so far, as long as you're on the lead lap, you have a shot at a good finish. It’s the last race before the season finale Championship race at Homestead-Miami, so I’m sure there will be differing strategies, differing agendas, and some drama at the end. We'll do our best to get a good finish in the Procore Chevrolet in their last race of the season in order to build some momentum heading into Championship weekend next week."


No. 95 Thorne Camaro ZL1 Team:

Driver: Regan Smith                         
Crew Chief: Jonathon Leonard
Car Chief: Matt Kimball                        
Spotter: Ford Martin
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 Procore Technologies:

Procore Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction. Procore connects people, applications, and devices through a unified platform to help construction professionals manage risk and build quality projects, safely, on time, and within budget. The company has a diversified business model with products for Construction Project Management, Construction Financials, Quality & Safety, and Field Productivity. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, with offices around the globe, Procore has more than 2.5 million users managing billions of dollars in annual construction volume. For more information about Procore, visit procore.com.