Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Talladega win might be in Matt Kenseth's near future

Matt Kenseth is 10/1 to win at Talladega on Sunday.
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS:In 32 Sprint Cup Series starts at Talladega, Kenseth has completed 5760 of 6,070 laps (94.9 percent) and has led for a total of 473 laps. Kenseth has earned one win, six top-five finishes, and 10 top-ten finishes at the 2.66-mile track. Kenseth earned his Talladega victory in October of 2012.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT TALLADEGA: Joe Gibbs Racing has 107 Sprint Cup Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway and has earned a total of four wins, 29 top-five, 44 top-ten finishes, and one pole. The organization also has led for a total of 1,059 laps, has an average start of 17.4 and an average finish of 17.4.

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 GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 1st. 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
: “You just never know if or when “the Big One” is going to happen at Talladega. I mean if you look at Daytona this past February, we were leading the race and took the white flag, and you figure that there’s always a wreck on the last lap, and they never wrecked. So you just can never plan for that. You just need to go out and race as hard as you can, and try to positions yourself as far towards the front as you can, hopefully even leading where hopefully whenever there is a wreck that it’s behind you. The draft is always changing and depends on where the other cars are and what lane they’re in, what cars your car works well with, and where the momentum is. It’s all about learning to adapt to that changing draft in order to have your car in the right place at the right time.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“Speedway racing it seems that we’ve typically had good and fast cars lately. For the most part of the race, we have had someone that will follow us in the draft if we need it, since we have a few friends out there. When we get down to the end though, we just unfortunately haven’t been able to put it together. We had a lot of opportunities and I know that we’ll eventually get it. Every time we go to a speedway, whether it’s Talladega or Daytona, it’s a promising race for us and one that I feel that we can definitely go and have a shot at winning.”

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, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 12,483 stores in 43 states as of January 29, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General atwww.dollargeneral.com.

DG at the Track:
Dollar General has more than 12,400 stores in 43 states. There are 35 Dollar General locations in the Talladega area.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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