|Matt Kenseth is 10/1 to win at Michigan on Sunday|
Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:
KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS AT MICHIGAN: In 29 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Michigan, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 9.6 which ranks him second of all active drivers in the series. He’s completed 5,572 of 5,695 (97.8 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 284 laps. Kenseth has earned two wins (2002 & 2006), 12 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes at MIS.
JOE GIBBS RACING AT MICHIGAN: Joe Gibbs Racing has 92 Sprint Cup Series starts at Michigan and has earned seven wins, 28 top-five, and 44 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 699 laps, has an average start of 16.5, an average finish of 14.6, and has completed 17,330 of 18,129 (95.6 percent) laps.
THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Lysol, STP, Suave, Glad, Slim Jim, Scott Products, Gildan, Sundown Naturals, Nabisco and Nestle Drumstick will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
RACE INFO: The Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 15th. The race will be broadcast live on TNT, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.
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From the Cockpit:
Matt Kenseth: “I feel that Michigan is a lot like Kansas since they were paved around the same time. The racing surface at Michigan used to be really wide allowing us plenty of space to pass, but since the repave, it’s a lot narrower lanes so I think that qualifying is going to be really important this weekend. Track position is going to be really important this weekend and I’m hoping we can get a good qualifying session in. Michigan has been a really fast track since the repave, but I think it’s going to be even faster this weekend due to the new rules package in place this year.”
From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff: “Michigan is always one of the tracks we go to that stands out as just being a fast track since the repave. I think that with the new aero package this year, it’s going to add even more speed this weekend. It’s one of those tracks where we’ll need to qualify well. I thought the first race there last year, I thought we had a shot to maybe battle for the win. I know it’s a track that Matt (Kenseth) likes, and he has a pretty good track record there, so I’m looking forward to it.”
- Joe Gibbs Racing