Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Matt Kenseth 'learned a fair amount' during June Pocono race

Kenseth is 10/1 to win for first time at Pocono
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota Preview
GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway

No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota News and Notes:

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 27 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Pocono Raceway, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 14.7, has completed 5,056 of 5,107 (99.0 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 54 laps (15 of those laps came in 2012 after the track was repaved.) Kenseth has earned three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes at the 2.5-mile track.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT POCONO: Joe Gibbs Racing has 89 Sprint Cup Series starts at Pocono Raceway and has earned nine wins, 23 top-five, and 40 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 1,068 laps, has an average finish of 15.8, and completed 16,051 of 16,946 (94.7 percent) laps.

COME ONE, COME ALL: Kenseth is scheduled to sign autographs on behalf of Gatorade on Thursday, August 1st from 5:00pm-6:45pm at the Wegman’s grocery store located at 3791 Easton/Nazareth Highway, Easton, PA.

RACE INFO: The GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 4th. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Matt Kenseth Quote: “I think we learned a fair amount during the July race at Pocono. It seemed like the first Pocono race was the point where everybody was kind of changing their theories and setups, and I think that people have been constantly trying to get the cars better since then. I think the stuff we did at Pocono we can learn from as we head into this weekend, but I think things will change a fair amount from the first race as we head back for this weekend’s race. I really enjoy racing at Pocono now since they repaved the track because that track surface is incredibly smooth, so we’ll see how our Husky Toyota handles as we continue to build upon our notes there.”

From the Pit Box:

Jason Ratcliff:
“I thought we ran well at the first Pocono race earlier this season. Thankfully we got home to the shop and we were able to look at a handful of areas that we felt we could do better with, and I felt like we had some immediate answers to say here’s what we could have done to be even better. We got caught up in a wreck and had a few other issues, but I thought we had some good speed in our car, and we have some new ideas to take back to Pocono this weekend. It’s a track that Matt (Kenseth) has done well at, especially after the repave, so I’m looking forward to going back there with an even better Husky Toyota this second time around.”

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- Joe Gibbs Racing

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