Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal Racing – Richmond Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team:          No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:  Jimmy Fennig

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Kenseth on racing at Richmond International Raceway:“I do really enjoy racing at Richmond and I think most drivers like it. It’s been a good track for us in the past, although it’s been a struggle since we went to the COT car, but it seems like we keep getting a little bit better. I’m really looking forward to going there this weekend though, probably the most I’ve looked forward to it since they introduced the new car.  We’ve been getting better on the flatter short tracks. At Martinsville, we had a really good car.  I messed up and got a penalty on the first lap but battled back from that all day and ended up getting a decent finish. Carl (Edwards) has been extremely fast at Phoenix the last couple races and I feel like we really improved our program a lot so our cars should be better at those tracks. I’m looking forward to getting there and seeing how the improvement we think we made translates to the racetrack.” Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Richmond International Raceway: “We have a brand new car we’re bringing this weekend to Richmond.  I feel like our short track program has really improved, and although we’ve put together some great runs so far this season, we still need to focus on consistency and making sure that we’re doing the best we can every week.  The biggest challenge at Richmond is getting off the corner straight and not spinning the rear tires.  We’re always working on rear grip without losing the front end in the middle of the turns.”  

FAST FACTS:

•        In 22 Cup starts at Richmond, Kenseth has completed 8,561 of 8,803 laps (97.3 percent) and led for 192 laps

•        Kenseth has an average starting position of 21.0 and an average finishing position of 16.8 at Richmond

•        Kenseth has achieved one win, three top-five, and nine top-10 finishes at Richmond in the Cup series

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

•        Entering the weekend at Richmond, Kenseth is currently 8th in the NSCS driver point standings

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