Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Matt Kenseth using All-Star Race notes to guide for Coca-Cola 600

Matt Kenseth is 15/1 to win Coca-Cola 600
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Preview
Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

No. 20 DEWALT Toyota News and Notes:

In 31 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 13.6, has completed 10,504 of 11,054 (95.0 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 at the 1.5-mile track.

Joe Gibbs Racing has 98 Sprint Cup Series starts at Charlotte and has earned four wins, 38 top-five, and 60 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 2,629 laps, has an average start of 13.4, an average finish of 11.6, and has completed 33,852 of 35,087 (96.5 percent) laps.

PLEDGE FOR A CAUSE: In advance of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31st, Kenseth and his No. 20 team have joined Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 team by launching a text-to-pledge campaign to benefit Autism Speaks. Fans are encouraged to make a donation by texting RACING to 30644. Visit https://youtu.be/lotN1pb6jGg for more information.

RACE INFO: The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 6:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 24th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Kenseth’s 2015 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 feel that we were able to learn a lot from the All-Star Race as we look ahead to the 600. Since there isn’t a night practice that we run this weekend, the only on-track time we have in night conditions leading into the 600 was the All-Star Race itself, so we always try to use that race to learn a lot about our car heading into this weekend. The challenge about this weekend and it being the longest race of the year is that you want your car to handle well at the start of the race, but also at the end, so it’s working on having that compromise built into our DEWALT Camry for Sunday. Last year, I thought we were pretty strong throughout the majority of the race, but we just didn’t get our car where we needed it to be at the end.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“As we plan for the 600 this weekend, we definitely used the All-Star Race to try out a few things heading into the longest race of the year, and I think that we definitely learned a few things about our car. It’s a lot of miles that we’ll run Sunday night, so it is a race where you’ll see a lot of guys get to the 500-mile mark and have problems with their cars lasting those additional 100 miles. Fortunately, we haven’t had any issues there in the past, but we all put in a little more effort into working to ensure our race cars are able to endure the additional length and grueling conditions of this event.“

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