Leavine Family Racing Makes Perfect Move At Perfect Time, Now Pressure Is On Them And DiBenedetto To Perform

Earlier this season, Leavine Family Racing made the decision to end their alliance with Richard Childress Racing for 2019 and beyond. The move was made in order to analyse which manufacturer would give them their best shot at being a more competitive team. From 2011 through 2015, they were with Ford. In 75 races with them, they had just two top five finishes. They also failed to qualify for a race 13 times. In 2016, they switched to Chevrolet power and attempted to qualify for all 36 races of the…

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LFR Officially Switches From Chevrolet To Toyota, Signs Matt DiBenedetto For 2019 Cup Series Season

One day after Kasey Kahne announced that he would start his retirement early, Leavine Family Racing announced what their 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series plans will be at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. On Wednesday afternoon, LFR announced that they not only will switch from Chevrolet power to Toyota in 2019, but they have also signed Matt DiBenedetto to drive the No. 95 Toyota next season as well. On top of all of that, in part of the new deal with Toyota, LFR will enter into a technical alliance with…

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Kasey Kahne Will Remain Out For This Weekend At Dover, Regan Smith To Sub Again

Kasey Kahne’s return to his No. 95 Chevrolet with Leavine Family Racing will have to wait at least another week. On Wednesday, the team announced that Kahne despite testing in a private session at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on the oval on Tuesday will have to continue to be evaluated for extreme heat exhaustion. The test was to determine where his condition is and while they didn’t reveal any health aspects in the statement, he’s still not cleared to drive. The team said that they will provide an update on…

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Kahne To Miss At Least Next 3 Races, Regan Smith To Sub

Leavine Family Racing announced on the week leading up to the Brickyard 400 that due to lingering effects from his heat exhaustion that was suffered during the Southern 500 that Kasey Kahne would miss the upcoming race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Tuesday, LFR sent out another release that Kahne will miss at least the next three weeks due to this. Regan Smith subbed for him in Indianapolis and brought the No. 95 Chevrolet home 20th in his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start in well over a…

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Defending Brickyard 400 Champion Kasey Kahne To Miss Race On Sunday, Regan Smith To Sub

Kasey Kahne hopped out of his car after last Sunday’s Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway and immediately went to the infield care center. He was treated to heat exhaustion. Unfortunately, due to still feeling the effects of that illness, Kahne will not be able to defend his 2017 Brickyard 400 win this weekend. Leavine Family Racing announced the move Thursday evening, namin Regan Smith as the No. 95 Chevrolet’s replacement driver for Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Leavine Family Racing’s Best Future Options Are To Align With Manufacturer And Be Junior Team To Top Organization

Leavine Family Racing had already announced that their alliance with Richard Childress Racing past the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be over. Also, they were potentially looking to leave the Chevrolet camp and join either Ford or Toyota for 2019 and beyond. While all that was happening, they were also very open to signing their current driver Kasey Kahne to an extension to keep him with the team for at least the next few years. See, Kahne is currently on contract with Hendrick Motorsports. But, the organization…

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Kahne, Both JTG Daugherty Cars Land In Unlikely Top 5 Finishing Positions In Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – When you see several big crashes throughout the entire Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, you get unlikely drivers finishing in the top spots. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and others were all involved in crashes that ended their nights early on Saturday night. When those heavy hitters don’t finish, that leaves some good finishing positions open for the taking. 

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Kasey Kahne Looking To Play Sleeper Role This Weekend In Sonoma

The Stewart-Haas Racing camp are obviously the favorites heading into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). They have won seven of the first 15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2018 including the last one two weeks ago in Michigan. They’d finish 1-2-3 that day. Plus, they’ve also reached victory lane in the last two races in Sonoma. But, I have my eye on a sleeper per say for this weekend’s race. No, I’m not talking about AJ Allmendinger. I’m talking about Kasey Kahne. While he’s…

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Front Row Motorsports, Leavine Family Racing Legit Sleepers This Weekend in Bristol

We have definitely seen a few Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers separate themselves from the pack as favorites. Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and a few others come to mind. But, there are some solid sleeper picks out there, a few have inched closer to the favorite rankings. Both Front Row Motorsports cars as well as Leavine Family Racing’s Kasey Kahne are there. Yes, they’re the top sleepers and this isn’t on a restrictor plate track. Lets start with FRM. 

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Leavine Family Racing Gets New Sponsor For 2018 and 2019

Leavine Family Racing has already announced a new driver for their team. Back in the late summer, LFR signed Kasey Kahne to drive the No. 95 Chevrolet. Well, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday, the team revealed a new sponsor too. Procore, a widely used construction project management software extended their partnership to a “multi-race, multi-year” deal that includes the February’s Daytona 500. Part of that deal includes a new paint scheme which was debuted this morning as the team is ushering in a new era with new colors,…

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