DIBENEDETTO BY THE NUMBERS: In eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Kansas, Matt DiBenedetto has an average start of 30.1 and an average finish of 26.0 and has completed 2,099 of 2,138 (98.2 percent) career laps and has led for one lap. DiBenedetto’s best finishing position at Kansas is 22nd which he’s earned twice (October 2017 and May 2018).
Tornado and Powr-Flite, part of the Tacony Corporation family of brands and headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, will team up with Front Row Motorsports (FRM) and two of its drivers through 2020, officials announced today.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. was made available to media at Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Media Day.
Question about your teammate Erik Jones. He is kind of in this limbo if he is going to return to Joe Gibbs Racing. Have you had any conversations with him or given him any advice on how to handle it?
RCR in the MENCS ... In 2,945 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 50 pole awards,108 wins, 489 top-five finishes and 1,071 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.7 and an average finishing position of 16.2. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, '87, '90, '91, '93 and '94, six NASCAR Xfinity Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Menards Series title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series.
Kyle Busch, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing - Can you talk about your brother’s (Kurt Busch) role as a veteran leader amongst the drivers? “I mean he certainly has a voice. He’s a champion in the sport and has been around a long time and he has seen things and been a part of a lot of things as well."
Weekend of Remembrance… In recognition of Memorial Day Weekend and 600 Miles of Remembrance, Toyota will honor several fallen service members during Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race. U.S. Army Sergeant Jason Denfrund and U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Herrmann will adorn the lead and splitter Camry pace cars while the RAV4 Hybrid grand marshal vehicles will carry the names of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Jason Hicks, U.S. Marine Corps Major James Brophy and U.S. Marine Corps Corporal David Sonka.
Alex Bowman’s first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory at Chicagoland Speedway was as much a lesson in perseverance, determination and guts as it was a show of his raw talent. It took it all those qualities for the 26-year-old to reach Victory Lane for the first time in Sunday’s Camping World 400.
Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing - Why were the changes made to the crew chiefs at Kyle Busch Motorsports? “Obviously there’s kind of been some struggles with result and success and stuff like that with our two full-time teams. I’m never happy with just being mediocre and not being able to go out there and have our guys perform and do a good job."
“I didn’t get a real good sense how practice went from any of my guys. Overall, just saw that he was at the top of the sheets first practice. That is always kind of difficult to tell sometimes how that exactly happens. I think they made a mock run at the end of first practice so I think that is what put them up there. It is all about the lap tracker and consecutive laps, consistency and things like that. We talked a little bit this week about coming here and being prepared for it, so it was nice to be able to help him out and get him up to speed a little bit to see that they had speed at least. I hope they can do a good job. This is the biggest track he has ever seen or been on and the fastest he has ever gone; it will be a big learning experience for him.”