Matt Kenseth — Best Buy Racing – Texas Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team:          No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:  Jimmy Fennig


American Muscle

Chassis:      Primary: RK-810 (brand new chassis)

Kenseth NSCS record at Texas Motor Speedway:

Date            Event                                      S      F   Laps         Status        Earnings

04/02/00      DirecTV 500                            13     31 288/334     Crash         $57,050

04/01/01      Harrah’s 500                            27     20 332/334     Running      $80,700

04/08/02      Samsung/Radio Shack 500       31      1       334/334 Running      $418,275

03/30/03      Samsung/Radio Shack 500       17      6       334/334 Running      $142,950

04/04/04      Samsung/Radio Shack 500       25     16      332/334 Running      $145,103

04/17/05      Samsung/Radio Shack 500       39     18      334/334 Running      $101,625

11/06/05      Dickies 500                              3       3 334/334     Running      $260,961

04/09/06      Samsung/Radio Shack 500        6       2       334/334   Running      $362,491

11/05/06      Dickies 500                             36     12 339/339     Running      $152,791

04/15/07      Samsung 500                           4       2 334/334     Running      $357,266

11/04/07      Dickies 500                             18      2 334/334     Running      $378,041

04/06/08      Samsung 500                           8       9 339/339     Running      $173,891

11/02/08      Dickies 500                              6       9 334/334     Running      $170,016

04/05/09      Samsung 500                           3       5 334/334     Running      $221,363

11/08/09      Dickies 500                             30      3 334/334     Running      $267,515

04/18/10      Samsung Mobile 500                28     20      332/334     Running      $153,551

11/07/10      AAA Texas 500                        19      2 334/334     Running     $370,876

04/09/11      Samsung Mobile 500                 4       1 334/334     Running     $525,886

11/06/11      AAA Texas 500                         3       4 334/334     Running     $227,461

Races       Wins     Top 5s      Top 10s  Poles        Earnings

Cumulative:       19              2            10              13         0            $4,567,812

Kenseth on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

“I really enjoy racing at Texas, and especially the added fun of it being a night race now, just adds some excitement to the weekend. It’s a place I’ve been fortunate to have had a lot of great finishes at, and it’s a track where Roush Fenway as an entire team seems to perform well at.  Texas gives us several lines to race on, so it’s just turned into a place where drivers can take the high line or the low line when it comes to racing for position.  Texas is just a great fast track with the challenge of relatively flat straightaways and high-banked turns so it’s a place that can be challenging, but I always look forward to racing there twice a year.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

“We’ve had a lot of success at Texas over the years and had two great runs last season.  Last November, our car got loose as the race went on and the track rubbered up so we’ll work on those similar situations this weekend in practice.  We only have one practice Friday that will be around the same time as the race starts so we’ll spend time on race trim since track conditions should be similar to Saturday.  I’m hoping that we can either get a win or a top five for our Best Buy team to start back up this next stretch of races.”

FAST FACTS:

•        In 19 Cup starts at Texas, Kenseth has completed 6,304 of 6,356 laps (99.2 percent) and led for 756 laps

•        Kenseth has an average starting position of 16.8 and an average finishing position of 8.7 at Texas

•        Kenseth is the top active driver in the Sprint cup Series at TMS with the best average finish (8.7) and the most laps led (756)

•        Kenseth has achieved two wins, 10 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes at Texas in the Cup series

•        Kenseth holds the record for the most top five (10) and the most top 10’s (13) in Cup action at Texas

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

•        Entering the weekend at Texas, Kenseth is currently 4th in the NSCS driver point standings


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