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Talladega Preview - No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry
Apr 23, 2019

No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry Notes

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DIBENEDETTO BY THE NUMBERS: In eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Talladega Superspeedway, Matt DiBenedetto has an average start of 33.4 and an average finish of 27.4.  He’s completed 1,397 of 1,524 (91.7 percent) career laps and has led for 20 laps at the 2.66-mile high-banked track.

PROCORE IS HELPING TO TRANSFORM TALLADEGA: Did you know that Procore customer, Hoar Construction is utilizing Procore to help with the redevelopment project that is transforming the iconic Talladega Superspeedway infield project? Over 79 years ago, Hoar Construction began by building churches from their Birmingham, Alabama headquarters.  Today, the Hoar Construction team is spearheading work on some of the state's most recognizable landmarks.

RACE INFO: The GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile) begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 28th. 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 Talladega:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

5/3/2015

Event

GEICO 500

Start

43

Finish

18

Laps

188 / 188

Status

Running

Date

10/25/2015

Event

CampingWorld.com 500

Start

36

Finish

40

Laps

177 / 196

Status

Running

Date

5/1/2016

Event

GEICO 500

Start

35

Finish

36

Laps

98 / 188

Status

Engine

Date

10/23/2016

Event

Hellmann's 500

Start

35

Finish

27

Laps

192 / 192

Status

Running

Date

5/7/2017

Event

GEICO 500

Start

26

Finish

18

Laps

191 / 191

Status

Running

Date

10/15/2017

Event

Alabama 500

Start

31

Finish

32

Laps

171 / 188

Status

Parked

Date

4/29/2018

Event

GEICO 500

Start

33

Finish

19

Laps

188 / 188

Status

Running

Date

10/14/2018

Event

100Bulbs.com 500

Start

27

Finish

30

Laps

192 / 193

Status

Running

 

DiBenedetto’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Talladega (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

9

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

49

Avg. Start

21.3

Avg. Finish

22.6

 

DiBenedetto’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

Starts

149

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

4

Poles

0

Laps Led

72

Avg. Start

30.5

Avg. Finish

28.5

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Matt DiBenedetto: “Talladega is a race weekend I’m really looking forward to, and I think we all do as a team for a few different reasons.  One of them being the fact that at Daytona to start off the season, we ran really well and had one of the best cars, so clearly this team knows how to crank the most speed out of our Camry at the superspeedways.  I feel like I’ve always been a good superspeedway racer over the years and I’ve worked really hard to always try and put myself in a position to have a shot at winning those races.  This weekend will be interesting since we’ll have some new challenges with the new aero package at Talladega, so the style of racing will be different than we’ve experienced there in the past.  It’s been a season so far with a lot of unknowns going to all these tracks with the new package for the first time, but I think this weekend will be a fun one for our group and one that we’ve been looking forward to ever since we left Daytona.”

From the Pit Box:

Mike Wheeler: "Talladega might be the most interesting track we go to this year with the new aero package compared to what people expect heading into this weekend.  Ultimately, Daytona notes from the start of the season are thrown out the window because that package is completely different than what we’re running this weekend.  We’re hoping to keep a decent notebook from Texas and some of the other tracks that had the same 550 spec NASCAR package, but with the new spoiler height and rear tail extension, the car is a whole new animal in itself.  It wouldn’t surprise us if there is a bigger pack this weekend and that the runs on guys in traffic are quicker and harder to block in the big pack.  It may be similar to what we saw maybe 10 to 15 years ago, but ultimately in regard to handling, I think that cars are going to be stuck more into the track compared to where they’ve been in the past.  The cars for this weekend are going to be quite a bit front-heavy with the big splitter so handling in traffic might be a concern compared to clean air traffic.  We’re just not entirely sure what’s going to happen this weekend because handling might come into play because of the off-balance of the aero-balance.  I do think though that with this package, if you get shuffled out of the pack, you might have a better chance of hooking back up to the big draft.  The holes that cars are going to punch in the air this weekend are bigger than ever and the motors have more horsepower than before at Daytona and Talladega.  The game plan for this weekend will be to figure out the new travel heights and the downforce making sure that no one has any issues.  We’ll need to make sure that we get the balance of the car drivable both in clean air and in traffic.  We’re really starting from scratch this weekend with a new tire, the new aero-balance, and the additional horsepower, the cars might drive completely different than what everyone is expecting them to."


No. 95 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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