Matt Kenseth — Best Buy Racing – Bristol Advance

[media-credit name=”bristolmotorspeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”199″][/media-credit]Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team:          No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:  Jimmy Fennig


American Muscle

Chassis:      Primary: RK-802 (brand new chassis)

Kenseth NSCS record at Bristol Motor Speedway:

Date            Event                                      S      F   Laps         Status           Earnings

3/26/00        Food City 500                           22    12 500/500     Running         $42,165

8/26/00        goracing.com 500                     22    39 376/500     Overheating    $35,575

3/25/01        Food City 500                           24    14 500/500     Running         $57,340

8/25/01        Sharpie 500                              38    33 394/500     Crash            $51,295

3/24/02        Food City 500                            6      6 500/500     Running         $74,670

8/24/02        Sharpie 500                              10     5 500/500     Running         $98,375

3/23/03        Food City 500                           37     2 500/500     Running         $118,870

8/23/03        Sharpie 500                              10     4 500/500     Running         $122,905

3/28/04        Food City 500                           23     5 500/500     Running         $136,098

8/28/04        Sharpie 500                              23     9 499/500     Running         $134,168

4/03/05        Food City 500                           25    16 497/500     Running         $128,401

8/27/05        Sharpie 500                               1      1  500/500     Running        $360,536

3/26/06        Food City 500                            7      3 500/500     Running        $166,566

8/26/06        Sharpie 500                               4      1  500/500     Running        $336,516

3/25/07        Food City 500                           38     11 504/504     Running         $132,816

8/25/07        Sharpie 500                              12     39 452/500     Crash            $131,176

3/16/08        Food City 500                            4      10 506/506     Running         $139,016

8/23/08        Sharpie 500                              25      9 500/500     Running         $149,591

3/22/09        Food City 500                           33     33 497/503     Running         $131,115

8/22/09        Sharpie 500                               5      10 500/500     Running         $150,065

3/21/10        Food City 500                            7       5 500/500     Running         $143,951

8/21/10        Irwin Tools Night Race               14     10 500/500     Running         $148,526

3/20/11        Food City 500                           11      4 500/500     Running         $142,161

8/27/11        Irwin Tools Night Race                3       6 500/500     Running         $158,861

Races     Wins    Top 5s      Top 10s Poles        Earnings

Cumulative         24            2           9               16         1             $3,290,758

Kenseth on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

“I like going to Bristol a lot.  The track is different there after they reconfigured it, so it’s one that is always a challenge.  You need to be ready for it because it’s a really fast track and things happen in a hurry.  I’m looking forward to going there this weekend with our Best Buy Ford.  It’s one of the most fun races of the year so I think everyone always looks forward to heading to Bristol.  We had some decent runs there last year so I’m ready to unload this weekend and see what our team is able to do.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

“Last time we were at Bristol we were fighting loose off in our handling, so we’re going to focus on the drive off the corners for the Best Buy Ford.  Usually if you have good drive off the corners, and if you can turn halfway decent in the middle, you have a car that’s able to pass people at Bristol.  We’ll also work on qualifying trim since track position is key and you need every advantage for good track position.”

FAST FACTS:

•        In 24 Cup starts at Bristol, Kenseth has completed 11,725 of 12,013 laps (97.6 percent) and led for 852

•        Kenseth has an average starting position of 16.8 and an average finishing position of 12.0 at BMS

•        Kenseth has achieved two wins, nine top-five and 16 top-10 finishes at Bristol in the Cup series

•        Kenseth has finished within the top ten in seven of his last eight starts at Bristol

•        This weekend at Bristol, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion

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


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