BUSCH: Loudon: Matt Kenseth preview

Kenseth on CUP racing at New Hampshire International Speedway: "Well, the last couple of weeks have been pretty rough for us. At Michigan, I thought we had at least a top-five car, but we got caught up in a wreck. Then last week-- well, last...

Kenseth on CUP racing at New Hampshire International Speedway:

"Well, the last couple of weeks have been pretty rough for us. At Michigan, I thought we had at least a top-five car, but we got caught up in a wreck. Then last week-- well, last week is behind us. It was frustrating to say the least, to spin out twice then run out of gas right before the last lap; Sonoma is always tough for us and it seemed like if it could go wrong, it did last Sunday.

"But, this week is a new week and we're going to a track that's been pretty good to us over the years. We really haven't had too many cars capable of winning at Loudon, but we've usually been good enough to run in the top 10 to top 15. This weekend, it's going to be important for us to get some of the momentum back that we've lost in the past couple of weeks."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway:

"We're bringing a car that's performed pretty good so far, but not as good as we'd like it. But, we've done some testing since the last time this car has run, plus we've had, really about two months of data collecting, whether from testing or actual racing that we feel will help the car.

"After the past two weeks, we need to get out there and hopefully run an uneventful race. It's funny how this sport works. We had a wreck at Daytona on the last lap, but other than that, we ran the next 13 races, 14 if you count the All-Star race without getting into any trouble on the track. Now, in the past two weeks, we've definitely gotten our fill. Hopefully, we're finished with all of that and can get back to doing what this team does best, and that's running in the top 10 and competing for wins. New Hampshire is as good of a place as any to get back on track."

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Kenseth on racing in the Busch Series at New Hampshire International Speedway:

"This should be a good weekend for us in New Hampshire. I've had some success at this track in the past and it will be fun to carry the Roush Fenway Racing logo on the hood of our car. Plus with New Hampshire being so close to Boston we will have a lot of the Fenway people there to support us. I've had a few weeks off from Busch racing so it will be good to get back out there and hopefully earn a solid finish."

Crew Chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway:

"The whole team is excited to have Matt back with us this weekend. This is the same car that we took to Richmond and had a real strong run with. We finished second in Richmond, but definitely had a car that could have won. Matt has had success at this track in the past so hopefully we can get the car handling well so Matt has a chance to earn another win a New Hampshire."

-credit: rgr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth