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Matt Kenseth - Ford EcoBoost - Martinsville Advance

Wednesday October 24, 2012

 

Matt Kenseth - NSCS Advance

Team:          No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion

Crew Chief:  Jimmy Fennig

Chassis:      Primary: RK-806 (Last ran at Loudon)

                                   

Kenseth NSCS record at Martinsville Speedway:

Date            Event                                      S      F       Laps         Status        Earnings

04/09/00      Goody’s 500                             31    21      498/500     Running      $38,625

10/01/00      NAPA Autocare 500                  37    34      447/500     Running      $32,700

04/08/01      Virginia 500                              25     6       500/500     Running      $57,750

10/15/01      Old Dominion 500                     22     36      459/500     Rear End    $37,725

04/14/02      Virginia 500                              26     2       500/500     Running      $97,165

10/20/02      Old Dominion 500                     17     19      499/500     Running      $55,875

04/13/03      Virginia 500                              34     22     499/500     Running      $66,725

10/19/03      Subway 500                             14     13      500/500     Running      $68,400

04/18/04      Advance Auto Parts 500            29      8       500/500     Running      $113,728

10/24/04      Subway 500                             25     16      500/500     Running      $108,203

04/10/05      Advance Auto Parts 500            18     11      500/500     Running      $118,186

10/23/05      Subway 500                             25     12      500/500     Running      $116,461

04/02/06      DirecTV 500                             16     24      493/500     Accident     $113,491

10/22/06      Subway 500                             20     11      500/500     Running      $118,716

04/01/07      Goody’s 500                             33     10      500/500     Running      $130,266

10/21/07      Subway 500                             24      5       506/506     Running      $147,916

03/30/08      Goody’s 500                             28     30      496/500     Running      $117,066

10/19/08      Tums 500                                 11      8       504/504     Running      $123,416

03/29/09      Goody’s 500                             10     23      499/500     Running      $119,715

10/25/09      Tums 500                                 32     14      501/501     Running      $120,290

03/29/10      Goody’s Fast Relief 500              2     18      508/508     Running      $118,951

10/24/10      Tum’s Fast Relief 500                32     15      500/500     Running      $120,951

04/03/11      Goody’s Fast Relief 500             24      6       500/500     Running     $123,461

10/30/11      Tum’s Fast Relief 500                 2      31      477/500     Running     $106,461

04/01/12      Goody’s Fast relief 500              21      4       515/515     Running     $152,821

 

                        Races      Wins     Top 5s    Top 10s         Poles        Earnings

Cumulative         25             0          3                8                 0            $2,525,064

 

 

Kenseth on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

“I’ve always felt that throughout my whole career that Martinsville has always been one of my weakest links that I’m just not very good there.  It’s been a place that has been difficult for me to tell the guys exactly what I need from the car in order to run well there.  Our performance has been a lot better there lately for the past three or four times we’ve raced pretty competitively, so I’m hoping to go there this weekend and get another decent run for our team and be able to keep improving upon our finishes at Martinsville.”

 

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

“We are testing at Little Rockingham this week to look at some different geometry on the front end of the car as we prepare for Martinsville.  We’re trying to get our cars a little bit better there because we’ve been able to run in the top ten at Martinsville, but we just need to get our cars rolling through the middle of the turns better.  Matt always races well there, but we just need to make sure that we give him everything in the car so that he has the best set-ups in the car to earn the finishes we deserve.”

 

 

FAST FACTS:

        In 25 Cup starts at Martinsville, Kenseth has completed 12,401 of 12,534 laps (98.9 percent) and led for 72 laps

        Kenseth has an average starting position of 22.3 and an average finishing position of 16.0 at Martinsville

        Kenseth has achieved three top-five and eight top-10 finishes at Martinsville in the Cup series

        This weekend at Martinsville, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion

        Entering the weekend at Martinsville, Kenseth is currently ninth in the Chase driver point standings

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