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Phoenix Preview - No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry
Mar 5, 2019

No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry Notes

JOIN THE PROCORE CREW: With a new car, new driver, and a new season ahead of us, now's your chance to join our Procore crew. Become a member of the No. 95 Crew today to get your free, collectible Matt DiBenedetto 95 hero card. Plus, you can enter to win exclusive Procore No. 95 Car merchandise throughout the season.  Visit www.procore.com/95crew to enroll today.

DIBENEDETTO BY THE NUMBERS: In eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts in Phoenix, Matt DiBenedetto has an average start of 29.6 and an average finish of 26.2.  He’s completed  2,398 of 2,418 (99.2 percent) career laps at the 1.0-mile track in Avondale, Arizona.

RACE INFO: The TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway (1.0-mile) begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 10th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

DiBenedetto’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Phoenix:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

3/15/2015

Event

CampingWorld.com 500

Start

35

Finish

35

Laps

307 / 312

Status

Running

Date

11/15/2015

Event

Quicken Loans 500

Start

30

Finish

28

Laps

217 / 219

Status

Running

Date

3/13/2016

Event

Good Sam 500

Start

23

Finish

20

Laps

312 / 313

Status

Running

Date

11/13/2016

Event

Can-Am 500

Start

32

Finish

25

Laps

322 / 324

Status

Running

Date

3/19/2017

Event

Camping World 500

Start

30

Finish

29

Laps

313 / 314

Status

Running

Date

11/12/2017

Event

Can-Am 500

Start

30

Finish

27

Laps

306 / 312

Status

Running

Date

3/11/2018

Event

TicketGuardian 500

Start

30

Finish

25

Laps

311 / 312

Status

Running

Date

11/11/2018

Event

Can-Am 500

Start

27

Finish

21

Laps

310 / 312

Status

Running

 

DiBenedetto’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Phoenix (Cummulative):

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

8

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

 

DiBenedetto’s 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

3

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

49

Avg. Start

18.3

Avg. Finish

25.0

 

DiBenedetto’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

Starts

143

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

4

Poles

0

Laps Led

72

Avg. Start

30.8

Avg. Finish

28.8

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Matt DiBenedetto: “Phoenix is one of my favorite tracks on the circuit. Restarts will be extremely important and will also be one of the best opportunities for teams to make up spots during the race.  There’s a lot of pressure on pit crews as well for trying to get track position back on pit road. This new aero package will present challenges in traffic since you lean on the right-front tire a lot at Phoenix and being stuck back in dirty air is also really tough. Qualifying will be super important as well to get a nice clean lap to start up front, so I’m looking forward to seeing how things play out this weekend with this package at our first one-mile track of the season.”

From the Pit Box:

Mike Wheeler: "Phoenix will be another new challenge this year as it will be the first short track with the new aero package, as well as a new tire combination. Phoenix is fast enough and flat enough that aero is a large contributor to speed and handling, so working with the new aero package with require a lot of changes. Equally, we won’t really be drafting at Phoenix like we’ve seen at recent intermediate tracks, so passing may become a chore. The track itself is a bit unique in the fact that the turns are quite a bit different from each other as there is a flatter sweeping corner in Turns 1 and 2 with a more banked corner in Turns 3 and 4. Having a car that can roll both corners with a higher minimum speed is a challenge, but doing so creates a good race car.  Pitting for tires have become a bit more important as the track ages each year, but you have been able to work on different pit strategies to help your game in the past, and I’m sure this year will be a new question when it comes to the new tire and the new package."


No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry Team:

Driver: Matt DiBenedetto
Crew Chief: Mike Wheeler
Car Chief: Greg Emmer                        
Spotter: Doug Campbell
Engineer: J. R. Houston
Engineer: Etienne Cliche
Mechanic: Bill Mares                    
Mechanic: Matt Kimball
Mechanic: Ryan Dextraze
Shock Specialist: Tim Lambert        
Tire Specialist: Tony Ramierz          
Jackman: Bailey Walker
Fueler: Ryan Dextraze                       
Rear Changer: Deven Youker
Front Changer: Adam Hartman      
Tire Carrier: Chris Hall
Hauler Driver: Damon Lopez

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