Matt Kenseth – Phoenix Advance

by Official Release On Wed, Nov. 07, 2018

Matt Kenseth – Phoenix Advance
Team:                   No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Fusion
Crew Chief:         Matt Puccia
Twitter:                @Roush6Team, @RoushFenway and @MattKenseth
Can-Am 500 – Sunday, November 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN


Kenseth at ISM Raceway

· Matt Kenseth returns to ISM Raceway this weekend for his 31st Cup start. Kenseth is the defending fall race winner after securing his 39th career MENCS win there
last November.
· The 2003 Cup Champion also won at Phoenix back in 2002 for Jack Roush, and has 12 top-10 and seven top-five finishes. He’s finished third on three occasions, including most recently
in the 2014 fall race after starting fifth.
· Kenseth has an average finish of 16.6 and an average starting position of 17.3 with one career pole (2011).
· Overall at the 1-mile tri-oval, Kenseth has led 329 laps, 117 of which came in his last three starts.
· Kenseth also has 15 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Phoenix, winning once (2006) with six top-five and 13 top-10 results.

Matt Puccia at ISM Raceway
· Matt Puccia will call his 15th MENCS race this weekend at Phoenix. In 14 starts, Puccia has one top-five and three top-10s with an average finish of 18.5
· Puccia’s best result came in his second Cup race there back in 2012, helping Greg Biffle to a third-place finish. He also finished seventh that following fall, and ninth in the 2014
fall race.
· Puccia also called four Xfinity races for Paul Menard, recording one top-10 (seventh) in 2010.


Kenseth on racing at Phoenix:

“It’s always good to come back to a track when you’re the defending race winner. Those are great memories, and that win will always be special to me. This weekend should be interesting because of all the changes to the track. It will still drive the same, but with the new start-finish line just before the dogleg, and the new pit road configuration, it will be a little different once we get into the race. I’m looking forward to the weekend, and doing what we can to put two good races together for the 6 team and finish the season strong.”

Recapping Texas
Trevor Bayne had a promising start to the day at Texas Motor Speedway this past Sunday after rolling off 14th, but fell behind from finishing 12th in the opening stage to cross the line 21st on the 1.5-mile track.

On the Car

Kenseth will carry the blue and white colors of Wyndham Rewards on the No. 6 Fusion this weekend, the seventh race in 2018 for the award-winning hotel loyalty rewards program.

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