Over the Father’s Day “bye” weekend for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the single-car team of Leavine Family Racing (LFR) announced an interim crew chief.
Leavine Family Racing named Jon Leonard as the interim crew chief of the No. 95 Camaro ZL1 driven by the veteran driver, Kasey Kahne, in a personnel change effective Saturday, June 16 for the race team.
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.
Leonard called 5 races for LFR and its 2017 driver, Michael McDowell. With Leonard on the pit box in 2017, the pair boasted an average start position of 22, an average finish of 20.8 and a total of 4 laps led.
In 2018, LFR’s current driver has 15 races under his belt so far this season. Kahne is averaging a career-worst finish of 24, leading only 13 laps. All but two of those laps led came at Michigan International Speedway last week, where he finished 23rd in the rain-shortened event.
This weekend, the Cup drivers race at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota / Save Mart 350. The green flag drops Sunday around 3:00 pm.