Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal Black Racing – Martinsville Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig

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Chassis: Primary: RK-704 (last run at New Hampshire)

Kenseth NSCS record at Martinsville Speedway:

Date Event S F Laps Status Earnings

04/09/00 Goody’s 500 31 21 498/500 Running $38,625

10/01/00 NAPA Autocare 500 37 34 447/500 Running $32,700

04/08/01 Virginia 500 25 6 500/500 Running $57,750

10/15/01 Old Dominion 500 22 36 459/500 Rear End $37,725

04/14/02 Virginia 500 26 2 500/500 Running $97,165

10/20/02 Old Dominion 500 17 19 499/500 Running $55,875

04/13/03 Virginia 500 34 22 499/500 Running $66,725

10/19/03 Subway 500 14 13 500/500 Running $68,400

04/18/04 Advance Auto Parts 500 29 8 500/500 Running $113,728

10/24/04 Subway 500 25 16 500/500 Running $108,203

04/10/05 Advance Auto Parts 500 18 11 500/500 Running $118,186

10/23/05 Subway 500 25 12 500/500 Running $116,461

04/02/06 DirecTV 500 16 24 493/500 Accident $113,491

10/22/06 Subway 500 20 11 500/500 Running $118,716

04/01/07 Goody’s 500 33 10 500/500 Running $130,266

10/21/07 Subway 500 24 5 506/506 Running $147,916

03/30/08 Goody’s 500 28 30 496/500 Running $117,066

10/19/08 Tums 500 11 8 504/504 Running $123,416

03/29/09 Goody’s 500 10 23 499/500 Running $119,715

10/25/09 Tums 500 32 14 501/501 Running $120,290

03/29/10 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 2 18 508/508 Running $118,951

Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings

Cumulative 21 0 2 6 0 $2,021,370

Kenseth on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

“It’s really hard to be patient at Martinsville because it always seems like you’re getting run into or you’re running into somebody. We’re always racing for the little bit of room we have on the track, so it can easily become a frustrating place. It’s not a tricky racetrack to get around, but a lot of times, it gets tough to be able to tell my crew what we need to change on the car in order to have it handle exactly how I need it to. It’s a place where you race hard all day long in order to get good track position, but you have to be patient as well in order to get a solid finish.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

“Martinsville Speedway is your typical short track racing because it’s always a place where there’s a lot of rubbing and racing for position during the race. Qualifying is really important at short tracks, as well as having a car that drives well in the turns. We’ll make sure that our No. 17 Ford turns well in the center of the turns for Matt, but it also needs to have good speed and grip off the turns in order to race down the short straightaways.”

FAST FACTS:

• Kenseth has an average starting position of 22.8 and an average finishing position of 16.3 at Martinsville

• In 21 starts, Kenseth has achieved two top-five’s, and six top-10’s at Martinsville in the Cup series

• Kenseth has completed 10,409 of 10,519 (99.0 percent) laps at Martinsville and led for a total of 68 laps

• This weekend at Martinsville, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford Fusion

• Entering this weekend, Kenseth is currently eleventh in the NSCS driver point standings

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