#95 Leavine Family Racing Team News and Links

Leavine Family Racing
Matt DiBenedetto

Procore (6 races)
Dumont Jets (2 races)
Thorne (Coca Cola 600)
Ollie's Bargain Outlet (Dover - May)
WRL General Contractors
TWD Drywall

K2 Coolers
Jordan Truck Sales
SEM Products
JPO Absorbents

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Leavine Family Racing - Instagram
Matt DiBenedetto - Twitter
Matt DiBenedetto - Facebook

Matt DiBenedetto - ESPN
Matt DiBenedetto - Racing Reference

2019 #95 Paint Schemes
2018 #95 Paint Schemes
2017 #95 Paint Schemes
2017 #5 Paint Scheme page
2016 #95 Paint Schemes
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Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact

Races that Precore is scheduled to be the primary sponsor
Daytona, Clash - 2/11
Daytona - 2/18
Atlanta - 2/25, w/Habitat for Humanity
Texas - 4/8
Talladega - 4/29
Sonoma - 6/24
Pocono - 7/29
Watkins Glen - 8/5
Las Vegas - 9/16
Charlotte - 9/30
Talladega - 10/14

Races that WRL is scheduled to be/was the primary sponsor
Las Vegas - 3/4
Phoenix - 3/11
Auto Club - 3/18
Martinsville - 3/25
Richmond - 4/22
Michigan - 8/12
Indianapolis - 9/10

Races that Ollie's Bargain Outlet is scheduled to be/was the primary sponsor
Dover - 5/6

Races that Thorne Wellness is scheduled to be/was the primary sponsor
Charlotte - 5/27, Camo
Chicago - 7/1
Daytona - 7/7
New Hampshire - 7/22
Bristol - 8/18

Races that FDNY Foundation is scheduled to be/was the primary sponsor
Pocono - 6/3

Races that Dumont Jets is scheduled to be/was the primary sponsor
Darlington - 9/2

Races that Dark Matter is scheduled to be/was the primary sponsor
Kentucky - 7/14

Races that TWD/Tommy Williams Drywall is scheduled to be/was the primary sponsor
Kansas - 5/12

Regan Smith was a substitute driver at:
Indianapolis - 9/9
Las Vegas - 9/16
Richmond - 9/22
Charlotte - 9/30
Dover - 10/7

Contract Status: Driver: 2018+; Primary Sponsors: Precore 2019;

#95 Team / Driver News

Mike Wheeler joins Leavine Family Racing as crew chief: Leavine Family Racing (LFR) is proud to announce that Mike Wheeler is joining the organization as the crew chief for the No. 95 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team for the 2019 season. 2019 will mark several exciting changes for LFR as the team transitions to a new manufacturing partnership with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Toyota Racing Development (TRD), as well as the addition of driver Matt DiBenedetto behind the wheel of the No. 95 machine.[More](11-27-2018)

Leavine Family Racing schedules Wednesday press conference UPDATE: They have been expected to make a move to Toyota next season and are reportedly close to signing Matt DiBenedetto.(10-8-2018)
UPDATE: Leavine Family Racing will begin fielding Toyota Camrys in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with driver Matt DiBenedetto piloting the No. 95 Camry in 2019. The partnership with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) starts next season and will include support from Toyota Racing Development, U.S.A. (TRD), who will build the team's engines and provide technology, data and technical assistance. In addition to working with TMNA and TRD, Leavine Family Racing has also entered into a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing, which will provide chassis for the No. 95 Camry.[More](10-10-2018)

Kasey Kahne will not drive the remainder of the season: He tweeted Tuesday morning that, after testing at Charlotte last weekend, he was not cleared to race for the remainder of the season.[More](10-9-2018)

Kasey Kahne not cleared to return at Dover: Kasey Kahne will continue to sit out from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition this coming weekend when the series travels to Dover International Speedway. Kahne participated in a private medical test session on Tuesday afternoon with his physicians as they continue to evaluate his health following a case of extreme heat exhaustion at Darlington Raceway.[More](10-3-2018)

Kahne expects to return at Dover: After missing four races, he plans to to return to the #95 next week, pending doctor's approval.[More](9-30-2018)

Kasey Kahne to sit out at least three more races: Kasey Kahne will continue to sit out from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition this coming weekend in Las Vegas, as well as the upcoming series events at Richmond International Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. This week the series travels west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway where temperatures for the weekend are projected to be around 100 degrees. The driver of the No. 95 Chevrolet with Leavine Family Racing continues to work with his physicians on a plan for his health.[More](9-11-2018)

Kasey Kahne press conference transcript: Kahne talked to the media Friday after being forced to sit out the Indianapolis race this weekend.[More]9-7-2018)

Kasey Kahne: 'Don't want to create any more damage to myself, to my body': Kasey Kahne doesn't know when, or if, he will return to the NASCAR Cup Series as dehydration issues caused him trouble seeing and elevated his heart rate to the point of "I definitely shouldn't have been in the race car any more" over the final 100 laps Sunday at Darlington Raceway. The 38-year-old driver, who will retire from full-time Cup racing after this season, will be replaced by Regan Smith this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.[More](9-7-2018)

Kasey Kahne not driving at Indianapolis: compete in this weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to lingering effects from extreme heat exhaustion following last weekend's events at Darlington Raceway.[More](9-6-2018)

Kasey Kahne's Darlington scheme unveiled: His Dumont Jets scheme is patterned off his #9 Dodge Dealers car from 2006.[More](8-14-2018)

Kahne sees potential to remain at Leavine Family Racing UPDATE:Kahne says he sees improvements, would like to stay at LFR.(8-1-2018)
UPDATE: Team owner, Bob Leavine, confirmed to Frontstretch on Saturday that LFR is looking to extend their relationship with Kahne. Ideally, Leavine would like the deal to be finalized within the next month so the team can work on a 2019 manufacturer.[More](8-4-2018)

Leavine Family Racing considering manufacturer switch: A switch to Toyota could lead to an alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing.[More](7-13-2018)

Thorne returns to Kahne's Chevy: LFR is proud to welcome Thorne as the newest partner of Leavine Family Racing (LFR) for their second primary sponsorship race aboard the No. 95 Chevy this season. Through the partnership, Thorne will provide 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.[More](6-27-2018)

Leonard to serve as interim crew chief of the LFR #95 for Kahne: Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has named Jon Leonard as the interim crew chief of the No. 95 Camaro ZL1 driven by veteran driver, Kasey Kahne, in a personnel change effective today for the organization. Leonard has served as the team's lead engineer in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and also served as the team's interim crew chief for the final five races of the 2017 season. The change atop the No. 95 pit box will take effect as the series returns to competition at Sonoma Raceway for the first road course race of the season after having taken a weekend off. [More](6-16-2018)

FDNY Foundation on the No. 95 at Pocono: This weekend at Pocono, Kasey Kahne will run a special FDNY Foundation paint scheme aboard his No. 95 Camaro ZL1.[More](5-31-2018)

Thorne partners with Leavine Family Racing : Thorne and Leavine Family Racing (LFR), which fields an entry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, have announced a partnership for Thorne to provide diagnostic testing and nutritional supplements for the #95 team. To launch the partnership, Thorne will be the presenting sponsor of LFR's inaugural Fan Fest on Friday, May 25.[More](5-21-2018)

Kahne's All-Star scheme is a throwback to his win 10 years ago: Leavine Family Racing (LFR) and Dumont GROUP will debut a special throwback-inspired paint scheme aboard Kasey Kahne's #95 Camaro ZL1 for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne's Dumont JETS Camaro ZL1 is sure to bring back memories for his fans who helped vote him into the 2008 All-Star Race thanks to the Sprint Fan Vote. Kahne is the only driver who has won the fan vote for the event and then gone on to win the million-dollar payout in the non-points event.[More](5-15-2018)

Tommy Williams Drywall to don Kahne's Camaro at Kansas: Another fresh new paint scheme for our No.95 as Kasey Kahne will pilot the Tommy Williams Drywall Camaro ZL1 this weekend at Kansas Speedway. F.T. "Tommy" Williams, Jr. entered the construction industry in 1954 - it was at that time that he founded a plaster company doing projects throughout the state of Texas. As the commercial building industry evolved more heavily from plaster to drywall, it was at that time that Tommy Williams Drywall Co., Inc. was formed.[More](5-9-2018)

Ollie's Bargain Outlet sponsoring Kahne at Dover: In 28 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Dover, Kasey Kahne has an average start of 14.2 and an average finish of 18.5. [More](5-2-2018)

Michael Leavine named Competition Director for #95 team: Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has named Michael Leavine as the Competition Director for the organization and its #95 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team, effective immediately. Leavine is the grandson of team owner, Bob Leavine, and has served as the Director of Operations at the organization for the past year.[More](4-25-2018)

Special scheme for Kahne at Talladega: This weekend at Talladega, Kasey Kahne will run a special Procore Safety Qualified paint scheme aboard his #95 Camaro ZL1. Procore is excited to announce their new Procore Safety Qualified program launching May 7, 2018 in observance of Construction Safety Week (May 7-11).[More](4-25-2018)

Habitat for Humanity featured on the #95 at Atlanta: Leavine Family Racing (LFR) and Kasey Kahne will sport a special Procore Technologies paint scheme at Atlanta Motor Speedway in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to building affordable housing, has partnered with Procore Technologies for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 and will be LFR's charity of choice throughout the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season.[More](2-21-2018)

Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on outside looking in at Chili Bowl: Kasey Kahne, competing in only his second Chili Bowl Midget Nationals event in the last eight years, couldn't match the drivers who regularly compete in those cars and will have to race his way into the main event Saturday night at the Tulsa Expo Center. Justin Grant, who finished third in the Chili Bowl last year, won the main qualifying race Friday night, followed by the 2017 U.S. Auto Club Midget national champion Spencer Bayston.[More](1-13-2018)

Kahne expects to run more sprint car races: After a missing last year's Chili Bowl Nationals, Kasey Kahne is thrilled to be heading to Tulsa again. He will pilot the #67 Take 5 Oil Change midget prepared by his cousin, Willie Kahne, in the first of many open-wheel opportunities for the driver and World of Outlaws team owner in 2018. When the NASCAR season starts in five weeks, Kahne will make his debut in the #95 Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet. But his schedule will also include 20 to 30 WoO races alongside his drivers, Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet.[More](1-8-2018)

Leavine Family Racing debuts 2018 paint scheme: Tuesday morning at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Leavine Family Racing unveiled the #95 Procore Chevy that will be driven by Kasey Kahne next season. Procore will sponsor the team for multiple races in 2018 & 2019.[More](12-19-2017)

2018 Crew Chief named for Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has announced that Travis Mack will assume Crew Chief duties for the #95 with driver Kasey Kahne in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season. Mack, who is the car chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the #88 Hendrick Motorsports team, has worked as a car chief since 2013 and served as interim Crew Chief for the #88 team for one race at Richmond Raceway in 2017. Mack, 34, will remain as the car chief for the #88 for the remainder of the 2017 MENCS season, and will join LFR prior to the start of next season.(Leavine Family Racing)[Read More Here](10-24-2017)

The Mentholatum Company joins Leavine Family Racing: Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has partnered with Rohto Jolt cooling eye drops for a multi-race deal through the remainder of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season. Rohto Jolt provides immediate relief from dry and tired eyes. This is the newest eye drop from the Rohto family of products which are currently the #1 Global OTC Eye Care Brand.[More](10-17-2017)

Todd Parrott out at Leavine Family Racing: Jon Leonard will take over as interim crew chief for Michael McDowell and the #95 team.[More](10-16-2017)

Kahne to drive for Leavine Family Racing in 2018: Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has announced that Kasey Kahne will pilot the #95 Chevrolet Camaro for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season. Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, has signed on to be LFR's primary driver for the 2018 season.[More](9-19-2017)

Leavine Family Racing announces Procore as a multi-race sponsor Leavine Family Racing (LFR) is announcing a partnership with Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction. Procore connects people, applications, and devices through the unified Procore Construction OS platform. Procore and LFR have agreed to a multi-race deal beginning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and continuing through the remainder of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season for the #95 Chevy Michael McDowell drives.(Leavine Family Racing)[Read More Here](9-19-2017)

Leavine Family Racing considering a 2nd team; has talked to Kahne & Busch hearing Kasey Kahne could be heading #95 LFR w/alliance from Hendrick Motorsports. Current #95 driver, Michael McDowell could move to Front Row Motorsports in the #34 or their third team, since FRM holds three Charters #34, #38 and one that is being leased (Jayski)(8-28-2017)
UPDATES: As he heads into Sunday's opening race of the 10-race playoffs, he's also trying to put together a plan for 2018. Kahne is apparently close to signing a deal with Leavine Family Racing to drive the #95 next season.(Associated Press)
AND Leavine Family Racing owner Bob Leavine said his team has talked to drivers, including Kasey Kahne, about driving the #95 NASCAR Cup car next year.(ESPN)
AND Leavine Family Racing owner Bob Leavine said Friday his organization is "50-50" on whether it will expand to a two-car team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. Leavine said has spoken with several drivers regarding next season, including Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch and [current driver Michael] McDowell.(Motorsport)[Read More Here](9-16-2017)

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