Matt Kenseth — Ford EcoBoost / Richmond Advance

[media-credit name=”http://www.richmondinternationalraceway.com” align=”alignright” width=”253″][/media-credit]Team:          No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion

Crew Chief:  Jimmy Fennig

Chassis:      Primary: RK-802 (Last run at Bristol)


American Muscle

 

Kenseth NSCS record at Richmond International Raceway:

Date          Event                                      S      F  Laps         Status        Earnings

05/06/00    Pontiac Excitement 400             37    15      400/400   Running      $41,660

09/09/00    Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400         20    32      376/400 Engine        $35,305

05/05/01    Pontiac Excitement 400             19     8       400/400    Running      $52,475

09/08/01    Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400         38    35      301/400 Running      $42,425

05/05/02    Pontiac Excitement 400              7      6       400/400     Running      $68,000

09/07/02    Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400         25     1       400/400   Running      $163,595

05/03/03    Pontiac Excitement 400             18     7       393/393    Running      $72,675

09/06/03    Chevy Rock & Roll 400              18     7       400/400    Running      $75,230

05/15/04    Chevy American Rev. 400          29     5      400/400 Running      $122,303

09/11/04    Chevy Rock & Roll 400              16    28      397/400   Running      $107,658

05/14/05    Chevy American Rev. 400          26    12     400/400 Running      $116,746

09/10/05    Chevy Rock & Roll 400              13     2       400/400    Running      $191,561

05/06/06    Crown Royal 400                       11    38 351/400     Running      $109,016

09/09/06    Chevy Rock & Roll 400              10     8       400/400    Running      $122,916

05/06/07    Crown Royal 400                       28    10 400/400     Running      $126,466

09/08/07    Chevy Rock & Roll 400              18    14      400/400   Running      $117,591

05/03/08    Crown Royal 400                       24    38 345/410     Running      $113,366

09/07/08    Chevy Rock & Roll 400               9     39      398/400    Running      $113,841

05/02/09    Crown Royal 400                       35    13 400/400     Running      $121,390

09/12/09    Chevy Rock & Roll 400              28     25      400/400    Running      $116,990

05/10/10    Crown Royal 400                       21    13 400/400     Running      $121,201

09/11/10    Air Guard 400                           12    14 400/400     Running      $124,176

04/30/11    Crown Royal 400                       33    21 398/400     Running      $110,286

09/10/11    Wonderful Pistachios 400           25    24     399/400 Running      $110,866

Races      Wins     Top 5s    Top 10s Poles        Earnings

Cumulative         24             1          3                9          0            $2,497,738

 

Kenseth on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

“I think that both the drivers and the fans love the racing action at Richmond.  It’s a great track because there’s enough room to maneuver around without running into someone or getting run into.  It’s also a place where we can get a lot of speed on the straightaways, so that also makes it exciting for the fans as well.  Night racing provides for a little more consistency with the track, since conditions usually don’t change too much once the sun is down, so we’ll see what our Ford EcoBoost has in store for us this weekend.”

 

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

“We are bringing a car we last raced at Bristol and finished second with this weekend, so I’m hoping to have another great performance with this car.  I really feel like our short track program has been improving lately and with Matt’s finishes at Bristol and Martinsville already this season, I feel pretty good going into this weekend.  The challenge at Richmond is getting off the corner straight and we always work on providing rear grip without losing the front end in the middle of the turns.”

 

FAST FACTS:

•        In 24 Cup starts at Richmond, Kenseth has completed 9,358 of 9,603 laps (97.4 percent) and led for 223 laps

•        Kenseth has an average starting position of 21.2 and an average finishing position of 17.2 at Richmond

•        Kenseth has achieved one win, three top-five, and nine top-10 finishes at Richmond in the Cup series

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

•        Entering the weekend at Richmond, Kenseth is currently third in the NSCS driver point standings


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