Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal – Kentucky Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
American Muscle

Chassis: Primary: RK-741 (last raced at Michigan)

Kenseth on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

“I really don’t have any experience with the track at Kentucky. We used to test there quite a bit before the testing rules came into place but I’ve probably only been there three or four times in my career. I’ve never raced there and I’ve never been in competition at Kentucky so I don’t know a lot about the track. But I’m looking forward to getting there, getting on the track. It’s always really fun to go to a new racetrack and to run the first Cup race they ever have there because there’s so much excitement from the fans and the people from the surrounding areas and cities and all that, for us to come there and race. It’s always fun to be a part of those first events so I’m looking forward to a great weekend for our Crown Royal team.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

“We’re actually taking two cars with us this weekend to Kentucky. Since we have a test day on Thursday, we’re going to test chassis 733, and then on Thursday if we feel like the tires are wearing well and if the car’s handling well on the track, then we’ll most likely use 741 as our primary this weekend. The track surface is really rough at Kentucky so we want to see how the test goes and if we feel the data looks good, we’ll opt to run 741 since that’s been a race-winning car for us. We’re basing a lot of our planning for this weekend off of the No. 16 team’s trip to Kentucky for a tire test earlier this season.”


• In the last 10 races at 1.5-mile tracks, Kenseth ranks first in active Sprint Cup Series drivers with an average finish of 7.9

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

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

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