Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Matt Kenseth has finished fifth or better past two Indy races

Matt Kenseth is 10/1 to win at Indy on Sunday.
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 15 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 14.3, has completed 2,198 of 2,401 (91.5 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 39 laps. Kenseth has earned seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes at the historic 2.5-mile track.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT INDY: Joe Gibbs Racing has 47 Sprint Cup Series starts at Indianapolis and has earned three wins, 14 top-five, and 23 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 337 laps, has an average start of 16.7, an average finish of 14.7, and has completed 7,293 of 7,522 (97.0 percent) laps.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Arm & Hammer, Suave, Kleenex, Mucinex, Glad, Slim Jim, STP, Nestle Drumstick, Sundown Naturals, Gildan, Oreo and Pepsi AMP will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

RACE INFO: The Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile) begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 26th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and IMS 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:
“Indy is four very unique 90-degree corners that make up the track and it’s like no other track that we go to on this circuit. To have a good car there, you need to get through the middle and get off of those corners fast into the next straightaway so that you don’t get passed. We work on making sure that our balance is right in our DG Camry since we are working with four different corners. You need to be really free there in order to keep your momentum but still tight enough to stay in control. It’s a tough track honestly. Turn 1 funnels down and gets pretty narrow, and Turn 2 and Turn 4 are quite a bit different as well. You need to get through Turn 2 fast enough in order to get down the backstretch without any issues as well.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“I don’t know what to expect looking ahead to this weekend. Indy is unique and one of those races that I think everyone looks forward to because of all the tradition associated with the track itself. Everyone wants to win the Brickyard, and then you throw in a new aero package this weekend on top of all those factors, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen. I think that the cars are going to be closer together with this package, and the drivers are going to be just as ambitious to go out there and win the race, so it could turn into a free-for-all. I think that this weekend is going to be somewhere in between a Michigan and Daytona race in the sense that the straightaways will be similar to how we run at Daytona, but you still need the cars to run through the corners well in order to keep up momentum. I think it’s going to be really interesting this weekend.”

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DG at the Track:
Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America, with more than 12,000 stores in 43 states. There are numerous locations in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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