Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Matt Kenseth searching for first Richmond win since 2002

Matt Kenseth is 8/1 to win Saturday night at Richmond
Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

Joe Gibbs Racing has 96 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway and has earned nine wins, 31 top-five, and 51 top-ten finishes. The organization also has led for a total of 3,180 laps, has an average start of 15.2 and an average finish of 12.4 at the 0.75-mile track.

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 29 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond, Kenseth has completed 11,364 of 11,609 laps (97.9 percent) and has led for a total of 403 laps. Kenseth has earned one win, five top-five finishes, 13 top-ten finishes and one pole award.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Arm & Hammer, Glad, TruMoo Milk, First Quality, Kellogg’s, Reese’s, Bounty and Band-Aid will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

RACE INFO: The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway (0.75-mile) begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 6th. The race will be broadcast live on ABC, 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:
“Richmond is a great race track and I love racing there, and I actually think all the drivers do. The action is great there and it’s a track that I look forward to getting back to. For the spring race there earlier this year, I thought our car was able to contend for the win but we had a couple of really late cautions with a few delayed restarts, and my car just didn’t like the tires after they cycled through. I think with Richmond being a three-quarter-mile track, where you have a little bit of speed, yet the track is really worn out and slick from new tires and old tires that I think it makes for a pretty good race.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“I have a love/hate relationship with Richmond. I really think that it’s one of the coolest tracks we go to besides Bristol and Darlington, but it is so hard from a crew chief’s perspective. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s so unique, and it seems like the conditions you practice in are so different than the conditions during the race that it’s almost like you need to know what those off-sets are going to be from practice to the race. It’s almost like if you practice well, it’s almost a little concerning, because the conditions during the afternoon are typically so different than the conditions that night. It’s a track that we’ve run well at recently so I’m looking for good things out of our No. 20 team.”

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