Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal Racing – Homestead Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig

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Chassis: Primary: RK-704 (last run at Martinsville)

Kenseth NSCS record at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

Date Event S F Laps Status Earnings

11/12/00 Penzoil 400 38 21 264/267 Running $50,500

11/11/01 Penzoil 400 21 27 266/267 Running $49,430

11/17/02 Ford 400 13 40 223/267 Engine $54,550

11/16/03 Ford 400 37 43 28/267 Engine $62,665

11/21/04 Ford 400 30 19 271/271 Running $104,203

11/20/05 Ford 400 17 3 267/267 Running $219,711

11/19/06 Ford 400 19 6 268/268 Running $141,991

11/18/07 Ford 400 4 1 267/267 Running $359,941

11/16/08 Ford 400 3 25 266/267 Running $119,341

11/22/09 Ford 400 34 13 267/267 Running $118,015

Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings

Cumulative 10 1 2 3 0 $1,280,367

Kenseth on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

“Homestead is pretty cool and I think the racing there is really exciting because of how unique of a track it’s become. They did a great job and they weren’t scared to go out on a limb and build it like no other track on the circuit that we race at. There are a lot of different lanes you can look for to race on so that makes it a lot of fun. It’s the only track we have that’s a true oval without the dogleg, and with the added banking in the backstretch being higher than the frontstretch, it makes all four corners a lot different. It’s a really unique track where everybody loves going to, and it’s a great place at the end of the year to crown all the champions.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

“We only get the chance to race at Homestead once a year, and although it’s a 1.5-mile track which Roush Fenway seems to have success at, it’s still difficult to prepare for since there aren’t really any other tracks like it that we visit. Since they added the banking a few years ago, I really think it’s become a great place to watch a race at, and with all the Ford Championship Weekend events, you always want to finish the year out strong.”

FAST FACTS:

• Kenseth has an average starting position of 21.6 and an average finishing position of 19.8 at Homestead

• Kenseth has achieved one win, two top-five’s, and three top-10’s at Homestead in the Cup series

• Kenseth has completed 2,387 of 2,675 laps at Homestead and led for a total of 287 laps

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

• Entering this weekend, Kenseth is currently 5th in the Sprint Cup Series driver point standings

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