Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal – Chicago Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
American Muscle

Chassis: Primary: RK-741 (Last run at Michigan)

Kenseth on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:

“I always look forward to racing at Chicagoland since it’s the closest track to my home state of Wisconsin. I’m feeling pretty good heading into Chicago this weekend. I feel like our performance so far this season has been good enough for us to be a contender in the Chase. With how fast our cars have been, combined with great pit stops, I feel like those factors combine to show that our performance is strong on the No. 17 team. I feel like we have everything we need to make a run at the Championship, but we’ve got to get the finishes and we’ve got to do the right things every week. Chicago’s been a pretty good track for us in the past and hopefully we can start off on the right foot.

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:

“Matt has a great performance record at 1.5-mile race tracks, so we’re hoping to have a great run at Chicago this weekend to start off the Chase. The car we’re bringing this weekend is the car we won Texas with and it’s really become one of our top cars we’ve relied on so far this season. We’re happy that we’ve made the Chase, but we need to continue our focus on doing the best we can each and every week in order to finish out the season strong and to be able to contend for the title. This weekend, we’re looking to start off the Chase with a strong run for our Crown Royal team in order to keep us up front in the point standings.”


• Kenseth will be signing autographs Thursday, Sept. 15th at the Jewel-Osco store located at 20 South Weber Road, Romeoville, IL 60446 starting at 6:00pm on behalf of Gatorade

• Kenseth has an average starting position of 20.1 and an average finishing position of 11.4 at Chicagoland

• Kenseth has finished second twice at Chicagoland (2005 and 2007)

• Kenseth has completed all but two of the 2,673 Cup laps he’s run at Chicagoland Speedway

• Kenseth has led in six of his ten starts at Chicagoland for a total of 300 laps

• Kenseth has two top-five and four top-10 finishes in ten races at Chicagoland, but is still searching for his first win at the 1.5-mile track

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

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

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