Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Matt Kenseth led 352 laps last fall at Richmond

Matt Kenseth is 7/1 to win at Richmond Sunday.
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

JOE GIBBS RACING AT RICHMOND: Joe Gibbs Racing has 107 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond and has earned 10 wins, 33 top-five, and 55 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 3,555 laps, has an average start of 14.7, an average finish of 12.7, and has completed 42,287 of 42,834 (98.7 percent) laps.

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 32 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Richmond, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 15.5. He’s completed 12,494 of 12,809 (97.5 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 755 laps. Kenseth has earned two wins with his most recent coming in September of 2015, one pole, six top-five and 15 top-10 finishes at the 0.75-mile track.

DOLLAR GENERAL PARTNER SUPPORT: Dollar General would like to thank vendor partners All, Angel Soft, Betty Crocker, Bugles, Clorox, Colgate, Doritos, Energizer, Gatorade, Hamburger Helper, Hefty, Herbal Essences, Honey Nut Cheerios, M&M’s, Old Spice, Pepsi AMP Boosted, Purex, Snickers, Snuggle, Stacker 2 and Twix for their support of the DG Racing program.
RACE INFO: The Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (0.75-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET onSunday, April 24th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.
Kenseth’s 2016 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:
“In the past when we’ve come to Richmond, we did all of our practice and qualifying during the day, and then we’d race at night. With it now being a day race, at least now we’ll be racing in more similar conditions to what we practiced in. I think that our JGR group as a whole has started off the year strong as well and all of our cars have been really competitive. Richmond was good for us the last time we raced there, so you always hope that it will be a good weekend when you come back, but you never really know. It seems that we always have a new tire every time that we go to Richmond so that’s always a variable, and racing in the day is obviously different as well, but we’ll hope to head back and be competitive.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“This weekend at Richmond will definitely be different for us with it now being a day race. We have so many notes on what we need to do from daytime practice to nighttime racing that who knows, maybe we won’t need to make too many adjustments now. We might be able to tune on our car and be able to race with what we practiced, but it will definitely be a different weekend for teams. The way that the track at Richmond takes rubber in the daytime during the race will be different than we’ve ever seen before and this weekend’s schedule is also different. It should be a fun weekend though, and our 20 team had a good race there last September, but we’ll have a good baseline to go from when we get there.”

DG at the Track:
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