Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Matt Kenseth looking for record tying third Kansas win

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win at Kansas Saturday night 
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:
: In 18 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Kansas Speedway, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 14.2, has completed 4,540 of 4,754 (95.5 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 501 laps. Kenseth has earned two wins, six top-five finishes, and 10 top-ten finishes and has won two of his last five Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas since the track surface was repaved in 2012.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT KANSAS: Joe Gibbs Racing has 51 Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas and has earned three wins, eight top-five, and 13 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 297 laps, has an average start of 15.7, an average finish of 18.4, and has completed 12,750 of 13,461 (94.7 percent) laps.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Bugles, Clorox, M&M’s, Purex, Stacker2, Colgate, Angel Soft, Old Spice, Hefty Reynolds Wrap and Doritos will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Kansas Speedway.

RACE INFO: The Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 7:30 p.m. ET onSaturday, May 9th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Kenseth’s 2015 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:
“Kansas is finally starting to change and widen out a little bit more since they repaved it, because it used to be a very fast one groove track with a lot of grip. It’s been very aero-sensitive, but to me, it seems to be gradually changing as the surface is starting to wear in. I think the biggest challenge with Kansas is that we always want the grove to move up so that you have some room to pass. You really need to have a fast car for Kansas, but it’s such a tough place to pass, so we’ll work to make sure that we have our DG Camry set up to go as fast as we can and then fight to keep that track position.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“Kansas is a place that we always look forward to, and we were fortunate enough to have won from the pole there back in 2013. Looking back to last year’s races there, I thought that we had a really great car for the second race, but we had to make a green-flag stop and got caught when a caution came out, so we didn’t get the finish we deserved. I truly feel that our intermediate track program has improved this year, so I think that Kansas is a race weekend that we circle on the calendar as having potential to be a great weekend for our DG team. I like the fact that it’s a Saturday night race this weekend as well, so I’m looking forward to Kansas this weekend.”

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:

Driver – Matt Kenseth Crew Chief – Jason Ratcliff Car Chief –Jeff Meendering

Engineer – Levi Porter Engineer – Mike Lorusso Shock Specialist – Scott Myers

Mechanic – Matt Sauer Mechanic – Jason Overstreet Mechanic –Alan Buzze

Engine Tuner – Greg Wilson Tire Specialist – Jerold Shires Spotter – Chris Osborne

Jackman – David O’Dell Gasman – John Eicher Front Tire Changer – John Royer

Front Tire Carrier – Joe Crossen Rear Tire Carrier – Richard Coleman Rear Tire Changer – Chris Taylor

Pit Support – Bill Byrne Pit Support – Jon Williams Pit Support – Alan Copley

Truck Drivers – Dennis Valverde & Tom McCrimmon

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 43 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 www.dollargeneral.com.

DG at the Track:
Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America, with more than 11,700 stores in 43 states.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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