Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Matt Kenseth looking for third Charlotte win Saturday night

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win at Charlotte Saturday night
Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 30 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 13.5, has completed 10,170 of 10,720 (94.9 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 601 laps. Kenseth has earned two wins, nine top-five finishes, 16 top-ten finishes and earned third-place finishes in his last two starts at the 1.5-mile track.
JOE GIBBS RACING AT CHARLOTTE: Joe Gibbs Racing has 95 Sprint Cup Series starts at Charlotte and has earned four wins, 37 top-five, and 58 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 2,629 laps, has an average start of 13.6, an average finish of 11.7, and has completed 32,850 of 34,085 (96.4 percent) laps.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Reese’s, Bounty, Pedigree, Arm & Hammer, Coke Zero, Nathan’s, Glad and First Quality will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
RACE INFO: The Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 11. 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:
“Charlotte is a great race track and it’s always nice to be racing at our home track since we’re usually able to have family and friends come out this weekend. Looking back on our last few starts here, we had some great finishes at Charlotte recently, so I’m hoping for similar results this weekend as we continue to fight to remain in the Chase. Charlotte is such a sensitive track in regards to how handling can change due to sunlight and temperatures, so it’ll be important for us to stay on top of being able to adapt to those conditions throughout the weekend and Saturday’srace.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“We tested at Charlotte about a month ago and the weather conditions were fairly warm then, but knowing that it’s a night race, I think we still learned a bit to apply to this weekend. Charlotte has always been a good race for us, so I’m looking forward to heading back there this weekend. The main challenge heading into this weekend is just trying to anticipate how much the track is going to change at night because it can change a fair amount. The track is really sensitive to temperature and sunlight so it’s important to be able to adapt to that throughout the race.”

DG at the Track:
Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America, with 11,500 stores in 40 states.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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