Originally-From: AWalshAPI@aol.com MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON BRISTOL: "Qualifying is very important at Bristol because it's the only track left on the circuit with a backstretch pit area. If you don't qualify in the front you pit on the back...
MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON BRISTOL:
"Qualifying is very important at Bristol because it's the only track left on the circuit with a backstretch pit area. If you don't qualify in the front you pit on the back so qualifying well at Bristol is probably more important than any other track this year. We ran very well last spring at Bristol so we expect more of the same this time around. This race is more or less the most exciting race for the fans on the circuit."
CREW CHIEF ROBBIE REISER'S THOUGHTS ON BRISTOL:
"We are taking car 10 this weekend to Bristol. It is the car that finished fourth last year at Loudon and Phoenix and sixth at Bristol and Richmond this season. We are looking to keep this top-10 streak in car 10 alive."
SPOTTER MIKE CALINOFF'S THOUGHTS ON BRISTOL:
"The biggest challenge at Bristol is the fact that you not only have to watch your car and ahead, but you have to be aware of everything that's going on behind as well. Things happen so fast that a wreck behind your driver can turn into something right in front of him in a heartbeat."
NOTES OF INTEREST:
APPEARANCEMatt Kenseth will make an appearance at DEWALT's Rolling Thunder display at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday August 24th. Please check at the No. 17 Roush Racing DEWALT souvenir trailer for times.
BLOOMIN' FAVORITEMatt Kenseth still leads the series in the Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Favorite Driver of the race award. The payoff is $75,000 at the end of the season.
LAP LEADERS...Kenseth has led at least one lap in 11 of the 23 races run this season.
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