Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kenseth hoping strong June Pocono run translates well to Sunday

Matt Kenseth is 15/1 to win at Pocono on Sunday.
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS AT POCONO: In 31 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Pocono, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 15.7, has completed 5,652 of 5,747 (98.3 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 58 laps. Kenseth has earned three top-five and 11 top-10 finishes at “The Tricky Triangle.”

JOE GIBBS RACING AT POCONO: Joe Gibbs Racing has 102 Sprint Cup Series starts at Pocono and has earned nine wins, 24 top-five, and 46 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 1,092 laps, has an average start of 12.7, an average finish of 16.2, and has completed 17,804 of 19,026 (93.6 percent) laps.
THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Gildan, Xtra, Sundown Naturals, Cottonelle, Airwick, Glad, Slim Jim, Hellmann’s, Nestle Drumstick, STP, AmeriGas and Velveeta will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Pocono Raceway.

RACE INFO: The Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile) begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 2nd. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, 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:
“I’m always working to try and improve my runs at Pocono because it’s always been one of my most challenging race tracks we go to on the schedule. I really have leaned on my teammates here at JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) over the last few years since Denny (Hamlin) and Carl (Edwards) are past winners there. I still feel like I have a lot to learn about Pocono, but we had a really fast DG Camry for the June race and I felt that we ran better than our finish showed. In June, I thought that I could run with anybody out on the track during the race which is a really positive sign for me.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“I thought that the June race earlier this year was the best that we’ve performed at Pocono. Pocono is a track where you need to have the best of everything: a good engine and aero package, a good brake package, and you need to study transmission ratios since we also shift there so it’s an all-around different race track. To run well there isn’t something that we’ve done a lot of there with Matt (Kenseth) in the past, but I’m looking forward to going back this weekend based on what we were able to do back in June there. I think that we really have a great baseline to start from this week.”

DG at the Track:
Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America, with more than 12,000 stores in 43 states.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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