Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Matt Kenseth searching for first Phoenix win since 2002

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win at Phoenix Sunday
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

In 24 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix, Kenseth has completed 7,005 of 7,569 laps (92.5 percent) and has led for a total of 212 laps. Kenseth has earned one win, five top-five finishes, nine top-ten finishes and one pole award at Phoenix International Raceway.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT PHOENIX: Joe Gibbs Racing has 76 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway and has earned two wins, 20 top-five, and 36 top-ten finishes. The organization also has led for a total of 1,207 laps, has an average start of 13.8 and an average finish of 13.8 at the 1.0-mile track in Avondale, AZ.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Febreze, Band-Aid, OxiClean, Coca-Cola, Reese’s, Pop Tarts, First Quality, TruMoo Milk and Glad will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS: On Veteran’s Day weekend, Dollar General will recognize and honor the military community by recognizing the Paychecks for Patriots program with a special decal on the c-post of the No. 20 Dollar General Camry, as well as offering all current and veteran military service members and their family an 11% off discount on Veterans Day. Paychecks for Patriots is an innovative partnership between state government and employers to address veteran and National Guard unemployment challenges. This successful program was created by Dollar General in partnership with state employmentagencies to create a pathway toward economic opportunity for veterans and their families both online and through hiring fairs.

RACE INFO: The Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile) begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 9th. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN, 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:
“Phoenix is a fun race track since it’s configured quite differently than anywhere else we go, and it’s a place where passing is a little more difficult. I think that Phoenix continues to get better. I feel that whenever the pavement ages, the groove moves around, and the pace slows up a little bit, that the racing is always a bit better. I think it’s a great race track and there’s always been a lot of excitement at Phoenix. With this new Chase format, I think that it’s going to be a great race on Sunday.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“I think that our test at Phoenix went well a few weeks ago. The first day-and-a-half we were a little off, but we were able to find a few things at the end of the test that should help us this weekend. It’s been one of those tracks that, for whatever reason, has been a bit of a struggle for us. Obviously we needed to be better there last fall, but I feel that we’ve made up a lot of ground. I see no reason why we can’t have a good top-five run based on the speeds we had leaving the test last month.

Find the Dollar General store nearest you or learn more about the company at www.dollargeneral.com or on Dollar General’s Facebook or Twitter pages.

DG at the Track:
Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America, with more than ­­­11,500 stores in 40 states. There are over 50 Dollar General locations in the Fort Worth area.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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