Kenseth and No. 17 Crown Royal Team Look to Repeat at Texas

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team:          No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:  Jimmy Fennig

American Muscle

Chassis:      Primary: RK-741 (last run at Charlotte)

Kenseth on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: “I probably have more confidence going into Texas because, historically, it’s been one of our best tracks.  Past success doesn’t guarantee anything for future success, but we certainly perform well there. Our equipment at those 1.5-mile style tracks seems to run pretty well so far this year, and it seems like you kind of have a feel for what you need in order to be successful and have a strong car there.  The goal when we go back to Texas this weekend is to unload the car off the truck and have a good base set-up in order to get on the track fast without having to make too many changes right at the start. That’s what we’ve been able to do there lately, which makes it easier when you have a great base to start from.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: “I’m looking forward to returning to Texas this weekend because as an organization, we have a great history of strong performances at 1.5-mile tracks like Texas.  Obviously, we were able to pull off a win back in April and it would be great to get another solid finish under our belts as we head into the final three races of the year.  We’re bringing the same car that won the April race as well as the Charlotte race so I’m looking for another great run for our team on Sunday.”


In 18 Cup starts at Texas, Kenseth has completed 5,970 of 6,022 laps (99.1 percent) and led for 669 laps

Kenseth has an average starting position of 17.6 and an average finishing position of 9.0 at Texas

Kenseth has achieved two wins, nine top-five, and 12 top-10 finishes at Texas in the Cup series

Kenseth holds the record for the most top five (9) and the most top 10’s (12) in Cup action at Texas

This weekend at Texas, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

Entering the weekend at Texas, Kenseth is currently 5th in the NSCS driver point standings

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