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Texas Preview - No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry
Mar 26, 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 seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Matt DiBenedetto has an average start of 32.0 and an average finish of 30.4.  He’s completed 2,273 of 2,341 (97.1 percent) career laps at the Fort Worth, Texas track.

BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: Leavine Family Racing returns to the state where it all began for this organization, and a track we consider our original “home track” on the circuit.  The single-car team was founded in 2011 by Tyler, Texas residents Bob and Sharon Leavine, two individuals who were passionate about NASCAR and started the team to make a positive impact on the sport and community.

PROCORE HELPS KEEP DALLAS BOOMING: Everything is bigger in Texas. That includes our sponsor, Procore’s, impact on the construction industry. Did you know that in the past year, Procore construction software was used on more than 3,400 construction projects in the Dallas–Fort Worth area? That’s a lot of building! And as of today, there are approximately 100 Procore clients currently working across more than 1,600 active construction projects in the Dallas–Fort Worth region.

RACE INFO: The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 31st. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

 

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

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

4/11/2015

Event

Duck Commander 500

Start

42

Finish

34

Laps

330 / 334

Status

Running

Date

11/8/2015

Event

AAA Texas 500

Start

38

Finish

35

Laps

328/ 334

Status

Running

Date

4/9/2016

Event

Duck Commander 500

Start

29

Finish

34

Laps

327 / 334

Status

Running

Date

4/9/2017

Event

O'Reilly Auto Parts 500

Start

26

Finish

31

Laps

327 / 334

Status

Running

Date

11/5/2017

Event

AAA Texas 500

Start

28

Finish

25

Laps

332 / 334

Status

Running

Date

4/8/2018

Event

O'Reilly Auto Parts 500

Start

30

Finish

16

Laps

329 / 334

Status

Running

Date

11/4/2018

Event

AAA Texas 500

Start

31

Finish

38

Laps

300 / 330

Status

Crash

 

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

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

7

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

6

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

49

Avg. Start

20.8

Avg. Finish

28.7

 

DiBenedetto’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

Starts

146

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

4

Poles

0

Laps Led

72

Avg. Start

30.8

Avg. Finish

28.7

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Matt DiBenedetto: “Texas is obviously a big race weekend for our team with it being Bob and Sharon Leavine’s home state.  They always have a lot of guests on hand for these Texas race weekends, and we always want to perform well and have a good day for everyone there supporting us.  Looking ahead to this weekend, the challenges of Texas are going to be the unknowns of going there with the new rules package.  The track is typically fast and has a lot of grip, and especially with all the added downforce this year, we’ll have a ton of more grip than before for this weekend.  We’ll also be wide open and in the gas there a lot this weekend I think with this package.  The challenges for Texas will be qualifying and trying to figure out the right strategy there since this year those sessions are all about finding the right draft and being able to position yourself just right to get the best times.  Track position will be so important at Texas, like it’s been for so many of these weekends already this season due to how this package handles in ‘dirty air’ during race conditions.”

From the Pit Box:

Mike Wheeler: “Texas will most likely be the hardest track we’ve been to this season to make passes on with the new package.  The new pavement makes the track have a lot of grip, but generally, the track there only has one real racing groove.  Equally, the heavy banking in Turn 3 and Turn 4 should allow drivers to be wide open on the throttle there, but everyone will be having to lift for the flatter Turn 1 and 2 corners, so passing areas on-track will be limited. Generally, we'll make sure we can get our Procore Camry handling the best we can in Turns 1 and 2 while still being wide open in Turns 3 and 4.  A lot of pit strategy will also come into play this weekend in order to keep or gain track position over the course of the day.”


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

About Procore Technologies:

Procore 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. Procore has a diversified business model with products for Project Management, Construction Financials, Quality & Safety, and Field Productivity. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, with offices around the globe, Procore is used to manage billions of dollars in annual construction volume. For more information about Procore, visit procore.com.