Wednesday, November 9, 2016

High stakes for Matt Kenseth at Phoenix

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win at Phoenix Sunday.
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 27 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Matt Kenseth has completed 7,942 of 8,506 laps (93.4 percent) and has led for a total of 212 laps. Kenseth has earned one win, six top-five finishes, 11 top-ten finishes and one pole award at Phoenix.
JOE GIBBS RACING AT PHOENIX: Joe Gibbs Racing has 91 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway and has earned two wins, 26 top-five, and 44 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 1,368 laps, has an average start of 12.7 and an average finish of 13.4 at the 1.0-mile track in Avondale, AZ.

DOLLAR GENERAL PARTNER SUPPORT: Dollar General would like to thank vendor partners Charmin, Cheez-It, Coca-Cola, Dairy Pure, Eckrich, Eveready, First Quality, Gain, Glad, Goody’s, Hanes, IAMS, Kellogg’s, Listerine, Motrin, Powerade, Pringles, Reese’s, Rexall, Scrubbing Bubbles, TruMoo, and Zyrtec for their support of the DG Racing program.
RACE INFO: The Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile) begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 13th. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Kenseth’s Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish

From the Cockpit:
Matt Kenseth:
“We always try to get better at every race track that we go to throughout the season, and certainly Phoenix has not been one of our best tracks since I came to Joe Gibbs Racing, but we’ve had better runs there the last few races. Phoenix is completely different from every other mile track. The only similarity is the length, but it’s a very unique race track. Turns 1 and 2 is a lot tighter than Turns 3 and 4, and then there’s that dog-leg on the backstretch, so it’s a very different place. The challenge at Phoenix is to get your balance good on both ends since both ends of the track are so very different.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“Phoenix has been a tough place in the Fall, especially for us on the No. 20 team, I feel that we look at and know that it’s high on our list of places that we know we need to run well at. We do put a lot of effort into planning for Phoenix since it has such a bearing on moving on to Homestead. I thought that the first race there was good for us and that we’ve improved in a lot of areas since the start of this season, and our teammates ran well earlier this year. So we have high hopes going into Phoenix this weekend and we’ll see what happens for us leading into this last elimination race of the Chase.”

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