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Pocono – No. 95 Procore Camaro ZL1 Preview
Jul 25, 2018

No. 95 Procore Camaro ZL1 Notes:

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KAHNE BY THE NUMBERS: In 29 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Pocono, Kasey Kahne has an average start of 11.8 and an average finish of 19.0.  He’s completed 4,829 of 5,110 (94.5 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 219 laps.  Kahne has earned two poles, two wins (June 2008 and August 2013), five top-five and nine top-10 finishes at the 2.5-mile track located in Long Pond, PA.

RACE INFO: The Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile) begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 29th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

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

Date Event Start Finish Laps Running

Date

6/13/2004

Event

Pocono 500

Start

1

Finish

14

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

8/1/2004

Event

Pennsylvania 500

Start

20

Finish

3

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

6/12/2005

Event

Pocono 500

Start

15

Finish

27

Laps

199 / 201

Status

Running

Date

7/24/2005

Event

Pennsylvania 500

Start

15

Finish

27

Laps

202 / 203

Status

Running

Date

6/11/2006

Event

Pocono 500

Start

3

Finish

7

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

7/23/2006

Event

Pennsylvania 500

Start

3

Finish

31

Laps

199 / 200

Status

Running

Date

6/10/2007

Event

Pocono 500

Start

8

Finish

22

Laps

106 / 106

Status

Running

Date

8/5/2007

Event

Pennsylvania 500

Start

5

Finish

27

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

6/8/2008

Event

Pocono 500

Start

1

Finish

1

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

8/3/2008

Event

Pennsylvania 500

Start

7

Finish

7

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

6/7/2009

Event

Pocono 500

Start

14

Finish

15

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

8/3/2009

Event

Pennsylvania 500

Start

8

Finish

5

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

6/6/2010

Event

Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500

Start

8

Finish

27

Laps

203 / 204

Status

Crash

Date

8/1/2010

Event

Pennsylvania 500

Start

16

Finish

19

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

6/12/2011

Event

5-Hour Energy 500

Start

17

Finish

12

Laps

200 / 200

Status

Running

Date

8/7/2011

Event

Good Sam RV 500

Start

2

Finish

28

Laps

199 / 200

Status

Running

Date

6/10/2012

Event

Pocono 400

Start

10

Finish

29

Laps

139 / 160

Status

Crash

Date

8/5/2012

Event

Pennsylvania 400

Start

4

Finish

2

Laps

98 / 98

Status

Running

Date

6/9/2013

Event

Party in the Poconos 400

Start

7

Finish

36

Laps

141 / 160

Status

Running

Date

8/4/2013

Event

GoBowling.com 400

Start

18

Finish

1

Laps

160 / 160

Status

Running

Date

6/8/2014

Event

Pocono 400

Start

27

Finish

42

Laps

142 / 200

Status

Crash

Date

8/3/2014

Event

GoBowling.com 400

Start

12

Finish

10

Laps

160 / 160

Status

Running

Date

6/7/2015

Event

Axalta 400

Start

12

Finish

13

Laps

160 / 160

Status

Running

Date

8/2/2015

Event

Windows 10 400

Start

16

Finish

43

Laps

3 / 160

Status

Crash

Date

6/6/2016

Event

Axalta 400

Start

11

Finish

6

Laps

160 / 160

Status

Running

Date

8/1/2016

Event

Pennsylvania 400

Start

23

Finish

15

Laps

138 / 138

Status

Running

Date

6/11/2017

Event

Axalta 400

Start

26

Finish

35

Laps

140 / 160

Status

Crash

Date

7/30/2017

Event

Overton's 400

Start

12

Finish

11

Laps

160 / 160

Status

Running

Date

6/3/2018

Event

Pocono 400

Start

22

Finish

36

Laps

120 / 160

Status

Transmission

 

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

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles

Races

29

Wins

2

Top 5

5

Top 10

9

Poles

2

 

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

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

Starts

20

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

1

Poles

0

Laps Led

30

Avg. Start

25.9

Avg. Finish

22.8

 

Kahne's Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

Starts

524

Wins

18

Top 5

93

Top 10

176

Poles

27

Laps Led

4,678

Avg. Start

14.4

Avg. Finish

17.6

 

From the Driver's Seat:

Kasey Kahne: “Pocono is a tough track because of the three different corners, but you have to get down to the straightaways quickly, because that’s really the only way to go fast there.  Being able to get off of Turn 3 and Turn 1, you want to be able to get wide open as soon as possible so that you can carry that speed down the straightaways, because that is the key part of making fast laps at Pocono.  The shifting at Pocono is another thing that we work on.  Are you shifting in Turn 2 or are you not? Sometimes you can run in third or fourth through there, but you definitely want to shift into third in the other corners, just for our RPM’s, and to be able to accelerate off the corners.  Pocono is a tough track, but it’s actually a lot of fun to race at because there’s a lot of things you can do as a driver to make yourself a little better, or even a little worse, depending on the balance of your car that day.  With the four-wide restarts we see at Pocono, there’s a lot of space to go wide on a restart there getting into Turn 1, not everyone’s gear ratios are the same either, and not everyone is getting through the gears the same way, so that creates the differences in speed as we all are getting into Turn 1.  If you don’t pass in that first lap or two following a restart, you have to wait until about 15 laps into the run when tires start giving up and you either get an advantage or a disadvantage at that point.

From the Pit Box:

Jon Leonard: “Pocono can be tricky which I guess is why they call it the “Tricky Triangle.” It’s three separate corners, and each one demands something different out of your car. You rarely have a balance that hits all three of them correctly, so you have to figure out which is the most important corner, and then prioritize down from there. Usually getting a car to turn and power off of Turn 3 is the most important one because of the long straightaway down the frontstretch, so getting that one right is key.  We’re taking the same car we ran in the June Pocono race, so we have a good notebook and can focus on the things we wanted to after last race.  Shifting is always important at Pocono, because you end up shifting in at least one corner (if not two) every lap, so keeping it intact is important. We broke a transmission during the June race here, so I’m sure will focus on shift points and controlling what we can from inside the car.  Strategy also usually plays a role, since a lap takes so long at Pocono, you can usually pit without falling a lap down. Getting off sequence can really turn a bad day into a good one if given the right circumstances.


No. 95 Thorne Camaro ZL1 Team:

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

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