Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal – Kansas Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
American Muscle

Chassis: Primary: RK-787 (last run at Atlanta)

Kenseth on racing at Kansas Speedway :

“Kansas and Chicago are a lot alike when you look at 1.5-mile tracks, and I thought that we had a really strong car in Chicago a few weeks ago, so I’m looking forward to a great run this weekend at Kansas. The thing about Kansas that makes it a little different is the pavement, and how the surface has started to wear out, which is a good thing for us when we’re racing. It’s important to have good balance on new tires in order for our Crown Royal Ford to still be good at the end of a run. We work hard to make sure that our car drives well throughout the entire run at Kansas, and if we can do that and continue our great work on pit road, we should have a strong finish Sunday.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Kansas Speedway :

“The car we’re bringing this weekend to Kansas was last run at Atlanta where it was a brand new chassis in our rotation. When we raced at Kansas earlier this season, we were able to finish sixth, and I expect us to have a good run this weekend there. Kansas is a track where we typically see cars be aero-tight since it can be difficult to pass at. Kansas and Chicago are similar tracks and I feel that we had a strong car at Chicago so hopefully we can translate that success into our car for this weekend at Kansas.”


• Kenseth has an average starting position of 14.4 and an average finishing position of 19.3 at Kansas

• Kenseth has achieved one pole, two top-five and five top-10 finishes at Kansas in the Cup series

• Kenseth has completed 2,666 of 2,880 (92.6 percent) laps at Kansas and led for a total of 210 laps

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

• Entering this weekend, Kenseth is currently seventh in the NSCS driver point standings

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