Matt Kenseth – Zest – Daytona Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig

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Chassis: Primary: RK-793 (Last run at Talladega)

Kenseth NSCS record at Daytona International Speedway:

Date Event S F Laps Status Earnings

2/20/00 Daytona 500 24 10 200/200 Running $182,875

7/1/00 Pepsi 400 22 20 160/160 Running $55,480

2/18/01 Daytona 500 16 21 196/200 Running $136,584

7/7/01 Pepsi 400 15 16 160/160 Running $61,875

2/17/02 Daytona 500 40 33 154/200 Crash $145,062

7/6/02 Pepsi 400 38 30 154/160 Running $73,700

2/16/03 Daytona 500 35 20 109/109 Running $200,345

7/5/03 Pepsi 400 37 6 160/160 Running $98,475

2/15/04 Daytona 500 12 9 200/200 Running $307,917

7/3/04 Pepsi 400 36 39 110/160 Crash $117,803

2/20/05 Daytona 500 14 42 34/203 Engine $292,124

7/2/05 Pepsi 400 38 9 160/160 Running $145,036

2/19/06 Daytona 500 11 15 203/203 Running $302,549

7/1/06 Pepsi 400 10 5 160/160 Running $165,391

2/18/07 Daytona 500 10 27 202/202 Running $309,099

7/7/07 Pepsi 400 3 8 160/160 Running $151,416

2/17/08 Daytona 500 28 36 194/200 Running $308,129

7/5/08 Coke Zero 400 19 3 162/162 Running $208,191

2/15/09 Daytona 500 39 1 152/152 Running $1,530,388

7/4/09 Coke Zero 400 10 8 160/160 Running $153,915

2/14/10 Daytona 500 24 8 208/208 Running $375,521

7/3/10 Coke Zero 400 7 15 166/166 Running $143,251

2/20/11 Daytona 500 9 34 133/208 Crash $315,774

7/2/11 Coke Zero 400 16 2 170/170 Running $239,061

2/27/12 Daytona 500 4 1 202/202 Running $1,588,887

Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings

Cumulative 25 2 5 12 0 $7,608,848

Kenseth on racing at Daytona International Speedway:

“I looked forward to going to Talladega more so than any plate race I have ever looked forward to in my career with as well as we ran at Daytona and how fast our cars were in February. I feel the same way about Daytona this weekend and I am looking forward to getting down there. At Talladega, I felt we had the fastest car in the race and dominated the race as much as you can, but I felt like I messed that up at the end when Greg (Biffle) and I somehow got separated. I have been agonizing over that since Talladega, but I am looking forward to getting some redemption this weekend and returning to Daytona coming off that win in the 500. Our Roush Fords have been fast and we have been able to pass, so I am going back this weekend hoping it will be the same as our earlier superspeedway results this year.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Daytona International Speedway:

“We are bringing our Talladega car from earlier this season. We’ll do some practice runs in race trim as well as qualifying trim, but I don’t think it will be a big difference in the track from February to July honestly. Our cars have really been fast at superspeedways this season and I anticipate another good run for our Zest team at Daytona this weekend.”

FAST FACTS:

• Kenseth will participate in the DAYTONA 500 Champion’s Walk of Fame ceremony on Saturday, July 7 at 3:30pm

• Kenseth is one of only nine drivers who have won the DAYTONA 500 multiple times

• Kenseth has an average starting position of 20.7 and an average finishing position of 16.7 at Daytona

• Kenseth has achieved two wins, five top-five, and 12 top-10’s at Daytona International Speedway

• Kenseth has completed 4,069 of 4,425 (92.0 percent) laps at Daytona and led for a total of 133 laps

• This weekend at Daytona, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion

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

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