Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal – Infineon Raceway Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig

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Kenseth on racing at Infineon Raceway:

“Track position is really important when we go to road courses like Sonoma this weekend. Qualifying becomes a really big focus for the team since passing is a lot more difficult due to the limited space on the track. Sonoma is kind of a difficult track with the two-wide restarts and how narrow it is. It has gotten to be one of the more exciting races to watch when you see the two-wide restarts and all the crazy stuff happening as drivers are fighting for space on the track. There are a lot of people two and three-wide at a track that is really just a single groove everywhere. A lot of stuff can happen, which can be exciting for the fans.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Infineon Raceway:

“We’re bringing a brand new car this weekend with us to Sonoma. We took it to Road Atlanta last month just to shake the car down on a road course. The keys to this weekend are going to be staying on the track and fuel mileage. Drivers that race smart at the road courses usually tend to stay out of trouble all day, and quick pit stops seem to matter a little more at a road course where it’s difficult to pass and advance your way through the field.”

FAST FACTS:

• Kenseth has an average starting position of 19.1 and an average finishing position of 22.2 at Sonoma

• Kenseth’s best finish at Sonoma came in 2008 when he earned his first top-10 finish at the road course

• Infineon Raceway is the only track on the NASCAR Cup circuit where Kenseth has yet to lead a lap

• Kenseth has completed 1,196 of 1,219 (98.1 percent) laps at Sonoma

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

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

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