Matt Kenseth — Ford EcoBoost – Kansas Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig


American Muscle

Chassis: Primary: RK-741 (Last run at Las Vegas)

Kenseth NSCS record at Kansas Speedway:

Date Event S F Laps Status Earnings

10/09/11 Hollywood Casino 400 4 4 272/272 Running $186,311

06/05/11 STP 400 21 6 267/267 Running $141,911

10/03/10 Price Chopper 400 8 7 267/267 Running $151,626

10/04/09 Price Chopper 400 23 39 134/267 Engine $128,290

09/28/08 Camping World RV 400 3 5 267/267 Running $164,866

09/30/07 Lifelock 400 2 35 206/210 Running $133,091

10/01/06 Banquet 400 8 23 266/267 Running $129,516

10/09/05 Banquet 400 1 5 267/267 Running $174,111

10/10/04 Banquet 400 15 17 267/267 Running $77,650

10/05/03 Banquet 400 37 36 220/267 Running $68,575

09/29/02 Protection One 400 27 7 267/267 Running $89,400

09/30/01 Protection One 400 13 32 238/267 Accident $53,900

Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings

Cumulative 12 0 3 6 1 $1,499,247

Kenseth on racing at Kansas Speedway:

“One of the aspects about Kansas that makes it a little different is the pavement, and how the surface has started to wear out over the years, which is a good thing for us when we’re racing. It’s important to have good balance on new tires in order for our EcoBoost Ford to still be good at the end of a run. We work hard during practices to make sure that our car drives well through the whole run at Kansas. Kansas is a track where cars can be aero-tight so you want to make sure that you have all of the handling the best it can be for the race so that you’re able to pass for position when you need to.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Kansas Speedway:

“This weekend at Kansas we’re going to work on qualifying set-ups during practice because we want to start up front of course. The track surface at Kansas is a bit bumpy, so we’ll work on making sure that our EcoBoost Ford can go through the bumps and turn through the middle of the corners. Lately we’ve been struggling with that handling in the turns, but we feel like we found some things at Texas last weekend that should help us this weekend, so I’m hoping for another good run for this No. 17 team on Sunday.”

FAST FACTS:

• Kenseth has an average starting position of 13.5 and an average finishing position of 18.0 at Kansas

• Kenseth has achieved one pole, three top-five and six top-10 finishes at Kansas in the Cup series

• Kenseth has completed 2,938 of 3,152 (93.2 percent) laps at Kansas and led for a total of 236 laps

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

• Entering this weekend, Kenseth is currently second in the NSCS driver point standings


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