Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Matt Kenseth going for third Daytona 500 win

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win Daytona 500
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

Two-time Daytona 500 Champion, Matt Kenseth returns to the 2.5-mile superspeedway as one of only 11 drivers in NASCAR history who have won this prestigious race more than once. Kenseth will look to return to victory lane at the historic track in the sport’s most esteemed race for the third time in his career. Kenseth’s two Daytona 500 wins came in 2009 and 2012; could 2015 keep his streak of winning the race every three years in tact?

JOE GIBBS RACING AT DAYTONA: Joe Gibbs Racing has 99 Sprint Cup Series starts at Daytona earning a total of four wins, 21 top-five, and 33 top-ten finishes. The organization also has led for a total of 1,295 laps, has an average start of 15.7 and an average finish of 19.8 at the 2.5-mile historic high-banked track.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Doritos, Old Spice, Clorox, Bugles, Hefty Reynolds Wrap, Stacker2, Colgate, Quilted Northern and Twix will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

RACE INFO: The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 22. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Kenseth’s 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedEarningsAvg. StartAvg. Finish
Kenseth’s Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedEarningsAvg. StartAvg. Finish

From the Cockpit:
Matt Kenseth:
“Daytona is a really special place and obviously where NASCAR started, so starting the season off with our biggest race of the year, it’s a big deal to be able to compete in the Daytona 500, let alone to be able to win it. Running my first Daytona 500 was one of the neatest moments of my career. Everyone wants to win a Daytona 500 and be a part of that elite group of winners. I’ve been fortunate enough to have won two of them, so if I were to be able to win it for a third time, I think that there’s no better way to start a season than by winning the Daytona 500. It’s such a tough race to win, but everyone has a shot at the title once that green flag drops on Sunday.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“Looking ahead to the Daytona 500, the biggest thing that I’m focused on is the new qualifying format. We did the group format at Talladega last year and we learned a few things from that session. The Daytona schedule leading up to the 500 is a lot of laps to put on one race car since we have qualifying on Sunday, the Duel races on Thursday as well as all the other practice sessions. I just think that qualifying is going to be the biggest difference for us leading into the 500 than in years past. The Daytona 500 is our biggest race weekend of the year and it’s a race that you always want to come out of the gates with a strong run.”

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, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,700 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit

DG at the Track:
Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America, with ­­­more than 11,700 stores in 40 states. There are 12 Dollar General locations in the Daytona Beach area.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

No comments: