Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal Racing – Sprint All-Star Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
American Muscle

Chassis: Primary: RK-766 (Brand new chassis)

Kenseth on racing in the Sprint All-Star Race:

“There’s different strategy and things to think about with your car’s set-up when it comes to looking ahead to the All-Star Race. You want to do everything you possibly can to win that race, but you don’t want to have a terrible finish at the same time. We want to go for the win, and do everything you know you can do within your means, but you still have to be smart enough to know when you step over that edge. We’re all going to be driving it right on the edge every lap to try to pull off that win. With a lot of money on the line, and no points attached to Saturday’s race, we’re all going to do whatever we can to try to figure out how to win the Sprint All-Star Race.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing in the Sprint All-Star Race:

“The Sprint All-Star race you race differently than we will next week for the 600 miles at Charlotte. We can look at a couple different set-ups this weekend for the All-Star race, but most times a lot of the car settings won’t be able to translate over. The All-Star race is always a lot of fun for the fans and it gives the crews a chance to get some recognition earlier in the week with the Pit Crew Challenge. We’ve had a great start to the week and I’m looking forward to continuing that through Saturday night for our Crown Royal team.”


• Kenseth has started every All-Star race (10 events) since his sophomore season

• Kenseth won the All-Star event in 2004

• Kenseth has two poles, four top fives and seven top 10’s in All-Star competition

• Kenseth has led a total of 47 laps in All-Star action, including 38 in 2007

• This weekend in the All-Star Race, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

• Kenseth is currently sixth in the Sprint Cup Series driver point standings

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