Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kenseth expects 'track position to be more important than ever at Dover'

Matt Kenseth is 8/1 to win at Dover Sunday
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

In 30 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Dover, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 13.4, has completed 11,454 of 12,004 (95.4 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 811 laps. Kenseth has earned two wins, 13 top-five, 19 top-10 finishes, and two poles at the Monster Mile.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT DOVER: Joe Gibbs Racing has 92 Sprint Cup Series starts at Dover and has earned five wins, 30 top-five, and 44 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 2,229 laps, has an average start of 15.2, an average finish of 16.9, and has completed 34,054 of 37,912 (89.8 percent) laps.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Colgate, Hanes, Betty Crocker, Sparkle, Lay’s, Stacker2, Hefty Reynolds Wrap and Clorox will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Dover International Speedway.
RACE INFO: The FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 1st. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Kenseth’s 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
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Kenseth’s Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
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From the Cockpit:
Matt Kenseth: “I think that things are definitely going to be different this weekend at Dover. We’ve see track records being set, the pace of the races has been extremely fast, and tires have been a concern since we’ve had them overloaded. It’s just going to be a lot different with the set-ups and the new aero package we have in place. I think that all the cars are going to be so incredibly fast that it’s going to be even harder to pass and track position will be even more important than ever at Dover. I think that keeping the right-front tires from blowing out is also going to be important this weekend, so we’ll see how all these new changes come into play, but Dover is my favorite track and I’m excited to get there.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff: “Dover is one of my favorite tracks. I think it’s going to be a lot different there this weekend with the new rules package we have this season. It’s one of the tracks that I know we circled on the calendar when the year started thinking about all the different things that 2014 brought to the sport. I think Dover is going to be a place where we’re going to need to tackle it a little bit different than we have in the past because I feel that this new rules package is going to change a lot. Speeds have been higher almost everywhere we’ve been this season and I think we’ll see a huge change as well this weekend. I feel like we had a good handle on things last year at Dover, but with everything new, we’ll need to start over and see how we stack up.”

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