Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal Racing – Martinsville Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig

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Kenseth on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

“Martinsville is probably not our best track, but, statistically, it’s probably not our worst either. It’s just one that I get aggravated at and probably don’t use my head as much as I should at times. I think it’s more of a Matt thing trying to be patient and not let my emotions get the best of me. You can never get away from anybody it feels like so it can get frustrating. There’s just not a lot of room to work sometimes and you’re always either getting run in to it seems like, or running into somebody.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

“There’s always a lot of rubbing and racing for position when we race at Martinsville Speedway and that’s just because it’s a great typical short-track. Qualifying is really important at short tracks, as well as having a car that drives well in the turns. Track position is really important since you don’t have the long straightaways to be able to make passes like we would at longer tracks, so we’ll make sure that our No. 17 Ford turns well in the center of the turns and that it has good grip off the turns in order to race down the short straightaways.”

FAST FACTS:

• In 22 Cup starts at Martinsville, Kenseth has completed 10,909 of 11,019 laps (99.0 percent) and led for 68 laps

• Kenseth has an average starting position of 23.2 and an average finishing position of 16.3 at Martinsville

• Kenseth has achieved two top-five, and six top-10 finishes at Martinsville in the Cup series

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

• Entering the weekend at Martinsville, Kenseth is currently 10th in the NSCS driver point standings

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