Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kenseth at Bristol: Great opportunity to win first 2014 race

Matt Kenseth is 7/1 to win at Bristol Saturday night; won last fall
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

In 29 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 12.5. He’s completed 14,104 of 14,516 (97.2 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 1,321 laps. Kenseth has earned three wins at Bristol, with his most recent win coming in last year’s IRWIN Tools Night Race. He’s also earned one pole, 11 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes at BMS.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT BRISTOL: Joe Gibbs Racing has 95 Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol and has earned seven wins, 19 top-five, and 33 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 3,983 laps, has an average start of 17.3, an average finish of 17.8, and has completed 44,414 of 47,390 (93.7 percent) laps.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Oreo, Gildan, AmeriGas Propane Exchange, Sundown Naturals, Ragu, Glad, Cottonelle, Nestle Drumstick, Finish and STP will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

RACE INFO: The IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway (0.53-mile) begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 23rd. The race will be broadcast live on ABC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN 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 always look forward to going to Bristol because I think that the racing has always been pretty good there. Certainly the track changes a lot as the top line rubbers up throughout the weekend, but I’m looking forward to getting there this weekend. The last three races at Bristol, our No. 20 team has run really well even though we got wrecked out of two of those races and won the third. Bristol is one of the more physically demanding tracks that isn’t very forgiving and there’s a fine line between going fast and getting stuck in the fence, so it’s all about finding that balance.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“It seems like recently Bristol has been such a challenge for us during practice sessions where then we truly have worried about how things would shake out on race day, because our expectations seem so high. We know that Bristol is a track that Matt (Kenseth) does well at and has had success at. Ever since Matt has been with the No. 20 team, it’s just been one of the tracks where we’ve raced pretty well at so we usually beat ourselves up in practice wanting to be at the top of the sheet. It’s always a fun race under the lights and I’m anticipating a good race for usSaturday night.”

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- Joe Gibbs Racing

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