Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Matt Kenseth 'looking forward to going back to Phoenix'

Matt Kenseth won at Phoenix in 2002; he's 4/1 to win Sunday
Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

Joe Gibbs Racing has 70 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway and has earned two wins, 20 top-five, and 34 top-ten finishes. The organization also has led for a total of 1,189 laps, has an average start of 14.2 and an average finish of 13.6 at the 1.0-mile track in Avondale, AZ.

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 22 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix, Kenseth has completed 6,382 of 6,945 laps (91.9 percent) and has led for a total of 212 laps. Kenseth has earned one win, five top-five, ten top-ten finishes and one pole award at Phoenix.

Dollar General vendor partners Bounty, Zyrtec, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hanes, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Arm & Hammer, First Quality, Glad and Coca-Cola will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

RACE INFO: The AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile) begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10th. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:
Matt Kenseth:
“Phoenix was my first down force race with this group and I thought we ran really well earlier this season. We just had a few problems during the race, we got back in the pack, and we just weren’t able to get back up front in the end. I’m really looking forward to getting back to Phoenix, especially after our success and Loudon and Martinsville this season, and I think that hopefully it will be a good track for us. The short flat tracks have been good to us this year and I’m hoping that they continue to be as we look ahead to this weekend.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“I was happy with the way our car performed the first Phoenix race earlier this season. We’re going to take one of our great short track hot rods this weekend and I really feel as though our short track program has improved since the spring. There’s a little different tire this weekend at Phoenix than what we ran back in March, and I don’t expect anything to be a lot different, but you never know out there. The track has a little more age on it, and it seems that every time we go out there, the track loses a little more grip. All in all, our short track program has done really well this year, so I think it’s a race that we can put ourselves in position to go for the win.”

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