Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal Black – Talladega Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig

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Chassis: Primary: RK-690 (last run at Talladega)

Kenseth NSCS record at Talladega Superspeedway:

Date Event S F Laps Status Earnings

04/16/00 DieHard 500 42 18 187/188 Running $50,260

10/15/00 Winston 500 36 10 188/188 Running $65,100

04/22/01 Talladega 500 40 19 188/188 Running $58,395

10/21/01 EA Sports 500 24 4 188/188 Running $77,550

04/21/02 Aaron’s 499 37 30 180/188 Running $80,905

10/06/02 EA Sports 500 8 14 188/188 Running $67,295

04/06/03 Aaron’s 499 27 9 188/188 Running $104,730

09/28/03 EA Sports 500 37 33 158/188 Engine $61,125

04/25/04 Aaron’s 499 31 42 59/188 Engine $112,298

10/03/04 EA Sports 500 7 14 188/188 Running $116,973

05/01/05 Aaron’s 499 23 11 194/194 Running $136,586

10/02/05 UAW-Ford 500 11 3 190/190 Running $179,511

05/01/06 Aaron’s 499 12 6 188/188 Running $159,841

10/08/06 UAW-Ford 500 19 4 188/188 Running $167,216

04/29/07 Aaron’s 499 17 14 192/192 Running $137,641

10/07/07 UAW-Ford 500 25 26 171/188 Running $120,066

04/27/08 Aaron’s 499 13 41 150/188 Running $125,741

10/05/08 AMP Energy 500 31 26 173/190 Crash $121,091

04/26/09 Aaron’s 499 13 17 188/188 Running $136,315

11/01/09 AMP Energy 500 14 24 191/191 Running $121,790

04/25/10 Aaron’s 499 2 28 196/200 Running $127,901

Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings

Cumulative 21 0 3 6 0 $2,328,330

Kenseth on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

“Everyone always talks about Talladega being the wild card race in the Chase, and I guess it really could be. Any of the races in the Chase can always end up being a wild card because you never know what’s going to happen as far as wrecks are concerned, but certainly Talladega always has the potential to be an accident waiting to happen. You never know where it’s going to occur, when it’s going to happen, or who it’s going to take out, so that’s one race that you’re never sure where everybody is going to end up finishing until the race is over.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

“It’s very difficult to have a plan for racing at Talladega because you never know when wrecks are going to happen. There can be incidents starting from the drop of the green flag so you just never know. A lot of teams opt to hang out in the back of the field to try to avoid wrecks, but that doesn’t always work out. We just plan to race the best we can at Talladega and hope to avoid whatever happens on the track. We’ve also worked hard on our drag numbers to keep the resistance levels down in order to have the best car we can for this weekend.”

FAST FACTS:

• Kenseth has an average starting position of 22.3 and an average finishing position of 18.7 at Talladega

• In 21 starts, Kenseth has achieved three top-five and six top-10 finishes at Talladega in the Cup series

• Kenseth has completed 3,733 of 3,977 (93.9 percent) laps at Talladega and led for a total of 146 laps

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

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

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