Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Matt Kenseth now a very accomplished driver at New Hampshire

Matt Kenseth is 12/1 to win Sunday at New Hampshire.
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview
New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 30 Sprint Cup Series career starts at New Hampshire, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 13.3, has completed 8,781 of 8,858 (99.1 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 240 laps. He earned his first win at Loudon in his 500th Sprint Cup Series start in 2013’s Sylvania 300. Kenseth also has seven top-five, 15 top-10 finishes, and one pole award at the 1.06-mile track.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT LOUDON: Joe Gibbs Racing has 93 Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire and has earned six wins, 31 top-five, and 48 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 1,922 laps, has an average start of 13.8, an average finish of 13.1, and has completed 26,848 of 27,594 (97.3 percent) laps.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Sundown Naturals, Huggies, Airwick, Glad, Slim Jim, Gildan, TUMS, Lipton, Nestle Drumstick, Maxwell House and STP will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

RACE INFO: The New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.06-mile) begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 19th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN 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:
“At New Hampshire, you need to be able to have your car turn well through the middle, yet still have rear grip. One of the most challenging things about those flat tracks like Loudon is when you’re slow across the middle, you just can’t do much with your car. Loudon used to be a challenging track for me, but JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) has had a lot of strong runs there and I was able to learn a lot from my teammates. The fact that we won there in 2013 is really a testament to the strength of our organization and I’m hopeful that we can have another strong run at Loudon this weekend.”

From the Pit Box:
Jason Ratcliff:
“Besides Dover, Loudon is my favorite track on the circuit and I think it’s because I just like working on a race car at the track. Since Matt (Kenseth) came over to us, Loudon has been a pretty good track for our No. 20 team. We won that race in 2013 and I thought we ran well last year, but I’m just looking forward to getting back to a short track. We just haven’t had a chance to get back to a short track to see how our 2015 package is progressing so this weekend is important. We’ll come back to New Hampshire during the Chase so it means a lot heading there this weekend and learning what we can. Some of the things we learn at Loudon we can apply to Phoenix, so it will be an important weekend.”

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 12,000 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 12,000 stores in 43 states. There are six Dollar General locations in the Loudon, N.H. area.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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