Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Matt Kenseth using All-Star race to prep for Coca-Cola 600

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win All-Star Race
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

In 14 career Sprint All-Star Race starts, Kenseth has begun the race from the pole twice, and has claimed one victory in the non-points event. Kenseth has competed in every All-Star Race since his sophomore season (2001) and he has an average start of 9.6 and an average finish of 6.2.

A MILLION REASONS TO WIN: Kenseth has earned the All-Star win one time in his career (2004) and he’ll look to double down in the 110-lap race, which will be run in five total segments — the first four segments consist of 25 laps each, and then the final segment will be 10 laps.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Hefty Reynolds Wrap, Quilted Northern, Clorox, Colgate, Honey Nut Cheerios, Stacker2, Renuzit and Gatorade will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

RACE INFO: The Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 9:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 16th. 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:
“The All-Star Race is a change of pace for us for sure, but it’s always a fun weekend because we’re home in Charlotte and get to have friends and family around. Obviously, it’s a short race, a different format, a different way of qualifying, and a lot of money on the line, but it’s a race that is really fun to win and that’s everyone’s goal. It’s always a race that you want to be able to be a part of, and I think that this weekend will allow us to look at some things as we plan ahead to next weekend’s 600-mile race. Granted, the All-Star Race is much different than next weekend, but we’ll try out some things with our DG Camry this weekend as we get back to points races from here on out.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“To me, the All-Star weekend is nice because we get to be home. With it not being a points race, the pressure’s down a little bit since it’s a winner-take-all race, so we can have a good time, but it’s a good way to prepare for the 600. The 600 is always a big race since it’s the longest race of the year, so we obviously want to go out there this weekend and win the million dollars, but we’ll also make sure that we’re looking ahead to next week as well. For us, winning the All-Star Race would be great for Dollar General of course, but we want to also keep improving on our cars along the way.”

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

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

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