Matt DiBenedetto Previews The TicketGuardian 500k

Matt Dibenedetto


No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry Notes:

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·       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:                                     S          F         Laps                 Status

03/15/15          CampingWorld.com 500         35        35        307/312            Running

11/15/15          Quicken Loans 500                 30        28        217/219            Running

03/13/16          Good Sam 500                        23        20        312/313            Running

11/13/16          Can-Am 500                            32        25        322/324            Running

03/19/17          Camping World 500                30        29        313/314            Running

11/12/17          Can-Am 500                            30        27        306/312            Running

03/11/18          TicketGuardian 500                30        25        311/312             Running

11/11/18          Can-Am 500                            27        21        310/312            Running

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

                        Races     Wins     Top 5s    Top 10s       Poles

Cumulative         8            0             0               0               0

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

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

    3                0                 0                 0                  0                    49                 18.3                 25.0

DiBenedetto’s Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

143                0                  0                4                   0                  72                  30.8                   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 DiBendetto                     Crew Chief: Mike Wheeler

Car Chief: Greg Emmer                     Spotter: Doug Campbell

Engineer: J.R. Houston                     Engineer: Etienne Cliche

Mechanic: Bill Mares                         Mechanic: Matt Kimball

Shock Specialist: Tim Lambert        Mechanic: Ryan Dextraze

Tire Specialist: Tony Ramirez          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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