Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal Black – Talladega Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team:          No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:  Jimmy Fennig
American Muscle

Chassis:      Primary: RK-713 (Last run at Daytona)                                      

Kenseth on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: “Racing at Talladega is challenging.  You never truly know what to expect, but I don’t see it being a lot different this weekend since there aren’t any rule changes or changes to the cars.  People compare Daytona and Talladega and I think that Talladega is a little more forgiving, but we’ll see what happens this weekend.  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: “Talladega is a tough track to really have a plan for because you never know when wrecks are going to happen.  Accidents can happen early on and they’re just very unpredictable so you just never know what to expect.  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.  We plan to race the best we can at Talladega and hope to avoid whatever happens on the track.”  


•        In 22 Cup starts at Talladega, Kenseth has completed 3,921 of 4,165 laps (94.1 percent) and led for 159 laps

•        Kenseth has an average starting position of 22.5 and an average finishing position of 18.6 at TSS

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

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

•        Entering the weekend at Talladega, Kenseth is currently third in the NSCS driver point standings

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