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Bristol - No. 95 Thorne Camaro ZL1 Preview
Aug 14, 2018

No. 95 Thorne Camaro ZL1 Preview Notes:

THORNE BY OUR SIDE: Through their partnership with Leavine Family Racing (LFR), Thorne provides the team with ongoing diagnostic testing and consultations. Thorne’s tests measure an individual’s unique biomarkers and can uncover specific health insights, which are converted into a personal plan for what to eat, how to exercise, and whether to add nutritional supplements to improve health outcomes and athletic performance. Thorne has similar sports partnerships with 12 U.S. National Teams, including U.S. Soccer, USA Hockey, and USA Triathlon.

KAHNE BY THE NUMBERS: In 29 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Bristol, Kasey Kahne has an average start of 12.6 and an average finish of 19.0.  He’s completed 12,974 of 14,527 (89.3 percent) career laps and has led for a total of 512 laps.  Kahne has earned one win (March 2013), five top-five’s,10 top-10 finishes, and one pole at “The Last Great Coliseum”.

RACE INFO: The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile) begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 18th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

 

Kahne's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Bristol:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

Date

3/28/2004

Event

Food City 500

Start

5

Finish

40

Laps

57 / 500

Status

Crash

Date

8/28/2004

Event

Sharpie 500

Start

2

Finish

21

Laps

496 / 500

Status

Running

Date

4/3/2005

Event

Food City 500

Start

9

Finish

14

Laps

498 / 500

Status

Running

Date

8/27/2005

Event

Sharpie 500

Start

10

Finish

42

Laps

212 / 500

Status

Crash

Date

3/26/2006

Event

Food City 500

Start

23

Finish

10

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

8/26/2006

Event

Sharpie 500

Start

31

Finish

12

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

3/25/2007

Event

Food City 500

Start

2

Finish

19

Laps

501 / 504

Status

Running

Date

8/25/2007

Event

Sharpie 500

Start

1

Finish

2

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

3/16/2008

Event

Food City 500

Start

20

Finish

7

Laps

506 / 506

Status

Running

Date

8/23/2008

Event

Sharpie 500

Start

13

Finish

40

Laps

215 / 500

Status

Crash

Date

3/22/2009

Event

Food City 500

Start

5

Finish

5

Laps

503 / 503

Status

Running

Date

8/22/2009

Event

Sharpie 500

Start

29

Finish

28

Laps

497 / 500

Status

Running

Date

3/21/2010

Event

Food City 500

Start

24

Finish

34

Laps

432 / 500

Status

Running

Date

8/21/2010

Event

Irwin Tools Night Race

Start

11

Finish

5

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

3/20/2011

Event

Jeff Byrd 500

Start

10

Finish

9

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

8/27/2011

Event

Irwin Tools Night Race

Start

25

Finish

11

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

3/18/2012

Event

Food City 500

Start

10

Finish

37

Laps

366 / 500

Status

Running

Date

8/25/2012

Event

Irwin Tools Night Race

Start

12

Finish

9

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

3/17/2013

Event

Food City 500

Start

2

Finish

1

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

8/24/2013

Event

Irwin Tools Night Race

Start

7

Finish

2

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

3/16/2014

Event

Food City 500

Start

10

Finish

8

Laps

503 / 503

Status

Running

Date

8/23/2014

Event

Irwin Tools Night Race

Start

12

Finish

35

Laps

477 / 500

Status

Running

Date

4/19/2015

Event

Food City 500

Start

8

Finish

37

Laps

482 / 511

Status

Crash

Date

8/22/2015

Event

Irwin Tools Night Race

Start

19

Finish

16

Laps

498 / 500

Status

Running

Date

4/17/2016

Event

Food City 500

Start

11

Finish

17

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

8/21/2016

Event

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Start

19

Finish

13

Laps

500 / 500

Status

Running

Date

4/24/2017

Event

Food City 500

Start

17

Finish

20

Laps

498 / 500

Status

Running

Date

8/19/2017

Event

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Start

3

Finish

24

Laps

497 / 200

Status

Running

Date

4/16/2018

Event

Food City 500

Start

15

Finish

34

Laps

236 / 500

Status

Steering

 

Kahne's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Bristol (Cummulative):

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

29

Wins

1

Top 5

5

Top 10

10

Poles

1

 

Kahne's 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

23

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

1

Poles

0

Laps Led

30

Avg. Start

25.9

Avg. Finish

23.1

 

Kahne's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

Starts

527

Wins

18

Top 5

93

Top 10

176

Poles

27

Laps Led

4,678

Avg. Start

14.5

Avg. Finish

17.7

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Kasey Kahne: “Bristol during the day and Bristol at night create two different races for sure.  The way that the temperature outside affects the track and has a lot to do with that as well.  I think that overall, the night race to me turns into the top line being the preferred place to be because on the bottom, you just can’t move around as much it seems.  You honestly never know at Bristol, so that can be tough.  I think that the atmosphere for the night race is really awesome, and I always enjoy racing under the lights there.  Bristol is just a place that’s known for good short-track racing in the middle of a summer night.  The cars always look great under the lights there and it looks so cool with all the fans surrounding the track when they seem to be on top of the track.  It's not always easy to get that balance where you need it at Bristol, but I always know what I’m looking for out of my car there.  When you land in the corner, the car travels a bunch, so the way that the front tires pick up turn initially, and through the rest of that corner, is everything when you’re racing at Bristol.  We had a strong Chevy earlier this year for the first Bristol race, so I’m feeling confident that we should be able to build off of what we learned back in April heading into this weekend’s race.

From the Pit Box:

Jon Leonard: Bristol is a place that’s just legendary. It’s one of those places where everybody wants to win at, especially at night. Bristol is just a cool, short track, with a bullring atmosphere.  There are a few challenges of racing there and being able to put together a solid race.  Being able to run the bottom as was as the top lane is important. Since the repave, the top has been the preferred groove.  Being able to run up there is important, but being able to cut off the top, or run the bottom is important in order to make passes and move forward.  Keeping front tires over the long run is another thing that we focus on at Bristol. Bristol is known for some pretty long green-flag runs in the middle of the race and being good on those longer runs is important to stay on the lead lap in order to have a shot at the end.  Bristol is one of those places where things happen quickly.  Similar to superspeedway racing, everyone runs so close together and problems happen so fast that you really have no reaction time in order to avoid getting caught up in things.  We feel pretty confident heading into this weekend.  We're taking the same car and set-up we ran for the April race because we had a good qualifying effort and showed great race speed until we had a steering issue that ended our day. Bristol changes a lot though, even throughout the course of the weekend.  Being able to adapt to those changes with our Chevy is always necessary, but we feel like we have a pretty good notebook and will work off of that throughout this weekend.”


No. 95 Thorne Camaro ZL1 Team:

Driver: Kasey Kahne                          
Crew Chief: Jonathon Leonard
Car Chief: Ben Leslie                         
Spotter: Doug Campbell
Engineer: Ben Lynch
Engineer: J.R. Houston                       
Shock Specialist: Tim Lambert  
Mechanic: Ryan Dextraze
Mechanic: Matt Kimball                  
Hauler Driver: Damon Lopez
Tire Specialist: Tony Ramierz          
Jackman: Jonathan Willard
Fueler: Ryan Dextraze                       
Rear Changer: Cory Baldwin
Front Changer: Weston Lovejoy       
Front Carrier: Justin Kirby

About Thorne:

Thorne is a health and technology company that is disrupting prevention and wellness. By combining dietary and lifestyle recommendations with nutritional supplement intervention, Thorne is at the forefront of personalized health, with a mission to help consumers take control of their health and live a healthy life. Thorne provides at-home biomarker tests to bring the doctor to the consumer’s home. By leveraging its sophisticated analytical software, Thorne helps consumers uncover health insights and confidently take action to optimize health outcomes. Based on individual test results, Thorne’s technology and team can deliver a personalized plan on what to eat, how to exercise, and which Thorne supplements to take.

Thorne is the only supplement manufacturer to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on wellness research and content, and is the proud partner of 12 of U.S. National Teams, including U.S. Soccer, USA Hockey, and USA Triathlon. Thorne is one of the fastest growing supplement companies, and is rated the top practitioner-dispensed brand among 30-40 year-olds. For more information visit https://www.thorne.com/.