Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Matt Kenseth with series best 8.9 average finish at Texas

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win Saturday night at Texas
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

Joe Gibbs Racing has 76 Sprint Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway earning a total of four wins, 19 top-five, 33 top-ten finishes, and four poles. The organization also has led for a total of 1,311 laps and has an average finish of 15.8 at the Fort Worth, Texas track.

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 25 Sprint Cup Series starts at Texas, Kenseth has completed 8,322 of 8,374 laps (99.4 percent) and has led for a total of 834 laps. Kenseth is the top active driver in the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway with the best average finish (8.9) and most top five (13) finishes. Kenseth has earned two wins, 13 top-five, 17 top-ten finishes, and just earned his first pole award at last November’s race at the 1.5-mile track.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Stacker2, Hamburger Helper, Sparkle, Doritos, Colgate, Snuggle, Combat, Hefty Reynolds Wrap and Clorox will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

RACE INFO: The Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 11. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Kenseth’s 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedEarningsStartAvg. Finish
Kenseth’s Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedEarningsAvg. StartAvg. Finish

From the Cockpit:
Matt Kenseth:
“Texas used to be one of my best tracks, but the last few races just didn’t pan out how we had hoped in one way or another. There have been times we’ve qualified well, led a few laps, or been in the top five near the end, but we just haven’t been able to put the entire picture together yet although I’m confident we will. Texas is definitely one of my favorite tracks on the schedule, and statistically one of my better tracks overall, so I’m looking forward to heading there this weekend and hopefully making something happen for our Dollar General team.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“I think that overall, we’ve made a lot of gains over the winter and started the season a little stronger than we did in 2014. We’ve had some great runs so far this year, but some of them just haven’t turned into the finishes we deserved. I think that overall though, our intermediate program at JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) has improved this year over 2014’s. We had a great run at Martinsville, and were able to enjoy the weekend off, but our No. 20 team is ready to get back into action this weekend at Texas and a place that Matt (Kenseth) has had a lot of success at.”

About Dollar General:
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,700 stores in 43 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit

DG at the Track:
Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America, with more than ­­­11,700 stores in 43 states. There are over 50 Dollar General locations in the Fort Worth area.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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