Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Matt Kenseth looks 'to lean on teammates' for Pocono

Matt Kenseth is 20/1 to in Axalta 400
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
AXALTA “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS AT POCONO: In 30 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Pocono, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 16.0, has completed 5,492 of 5,587 (98.3 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 58 laps. Kenseth has earned three top-five and ten top-10 finishes at “The Tricky Triangle.”

JOE GIBBS RACING AT POCONO: Joe Gibbs Racing has 98 Sprint Cup Series starts at Pocono and has earned nine wins, 24 top-five, and 43 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 1,076 laps, has an average start of 12.8, an average finish of 16.4, and has completed 17,164 of 18,386 (93.4 percent) laps.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Slim Jim, Hellmann’s, Velveeta, STP, Nestle Drumstick, Glad, OxiClean, Sundown Naturals, Cottonelle, Mucinex, Gildan and AmeriGas will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Pocono Raceway.

RACE INFO: The AXALTA “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 7th. 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:
“Pocono has always been one of the most challenging race tracks on the circuit for me. I’m not sure that I’ve ever really gotten a great handle on that track yet, but I have some teammates that have run really well there in the past since I believe that both Denny (Hamlin) and Carl (Edwards) have won races. Those guys have run well there, so I try to lean on my teammates as much as possible as we prepare for this weekend in order to constantly improve at Pocono.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff
: “I think one of the biggest differences we’re going to see heading into Pocono this weekend is with the gear rule change along with the tapered spacer. I really think those are going to change things up quite a bit since both are going to be really different than what we’ve run there in the past. What we’re going to need for set-ups and for brake packages could all be different and we really won’t know until we get there and see what our DG Camry needs. We’ll just need to be prepared for things to be a little different this weekend compared to what we’ve experienced already at other tracks because the drivers do shift there, but they won’t have that gear helping to slow them down like they used to in the past, so it could be harder on the brake systems as well.”

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 – Tracy Duncan 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

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