All-Star: Matt Kenseth preview

Fast Facts * Matt Kenseth will be running car number 39 in the All-Star Challenge on Saturday night. This car ran at Dover International Speedway last September. Kenseth led 58 laps in the event before crashing into a tire barrier on his way...

Fast Facts

* Matt Kenseth will be running car number 39 in the All-Star Challenge on Saturday night. This car ran at Dover International Speedway last September. Kenseth led 58 laps in the event before crashing into a tire barrier on his way into pit road. For that mishap, Kenseth and the crew affectionately refer to car 39 as "Grave Digger."

* Matt Kenseth is the defending NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge winner, having won the event on May 22, 2004.

Matt Kenseth on the All-Star Challenge: "It was really cool to be able to win this race last year. I remember we had started the season off really strong but then went into kind of a slump. Winning the All-Star Challenge was a good boost for our team. It's a neat atmosphere -- the fans really enjoy the event and come out and support us. For me, it's a nice break from the point competition. It's an honor to be able to compete in a race with our sport's elite drivers -- all past winners."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on the All-Star Challenge: "This will be a fun race for our guys. The atmosphere will be a little lighter, without the pressure of the point standings in the backs of our minds. But don't get me wrong, these guys want to win, no matter what. Many of the guys will have their family and friends in attendance this weekend, and they will want to put on a good show."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth