Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kenseth has great opportunity to grab his first 2014 win at Daytona

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win at Daytona Saturday night
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota Preview
Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway
No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota News and Notes:

In 29 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Daytona, Matt Kenseth has an average starting position of 18.4, an average finish of 17.1, and has completed 4,732 of 5,146 (92.0 percent) career laps at the 2.5-mile track. He’s earned two Daytona 500 victories, six top-5 finishes, 14 top-10 finishes, and one pole award.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT DAYTONA: Joe Gibbs Racing has 96 Sprint Cup Series starts at Daytona earning a total of four wins, 21 top-five, and 32 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 1,283 laps, has an average start of 15.4 and an average finish of 19.9 at the 2.5-mile historic high-banked track.

SIGN HERE PLEASE: Kenseth will be signing autographs on behalf of Gatorade starting at 6:00p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 2nd at the Dollar General located at 601 Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL.

RACE INFO: The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile) begins at7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 5th. The race will be broadcast live on TNT, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Kenseth’s 2014 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:
“I felt that Speedweeks at Daytona earlier this year went really well for JGR since Denny (Hamlin) won the Shootout and one of the qualifiers, with us winning the other qualifier race. I really felt that Denny had the car to win the (Daytona) 500 as well and he went on to finish second. Hopefully we can stay out of trouble this weekend because we see so many times at the superspeedways how one person makes a mistake and you can end up easily getting caught up in it. This will be the first time we have knockout qualifying at Daytona for the Cup series, so I think it’s going to be crazy. There’s a lot of strategies in play, and in qualifying you’re going to see everyone racing like it’s the last lap of the race, so I anticipate a pretty crazy session on Friday.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff
: “Looking ahead to this weekend at Daytona, I’m looking to win Saturdaynight! We had such great results for the JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) organization overall back in February, that I’m anticipating similar results this weekend. As always, you need a fast race car for superspeedway racing, and you need to be able to stay out of trouble. I’m looking ahead to a great weekend for our No. Husky team, and am ready to return to the high banks of Daytona.”

About Husky Tools:
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