Effective today, Jon Leonard is the new crew chief; 4 dirt races in 4 days for Kahne
CONCORD, N.C. (June 16, 2018) – 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.
— Leavine Family Racing —
Note: Previously, the crew chief for Kasey Kahne was Travis Mack. Mack made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut as a chief chief last season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. He served as crew chief for the #88 during two races in his final season. He filled that role at Richmond International Raceway (13th) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (34th).
Mack has sat atop the box for 15 races so far in 2018.
The NASCAR Cup Series is off this weekend before the west coast trip to Sonoma next weekend. Now, Kasey Kahne has just begun a long stretch of dirt races.
He’ll run the first four nights of the Ohio Speed Week. Attica Raceway Park (June 15), Eldora Speedway (June 16), Waynesfield Raceway Park (June 17) and Wayne County Speedway (June 18).
Last night, he was running 2nd with just 5 laps remaining at Attica Raceway Park. He clipped the wall with his right rear, he gathered it up but finished 5th.