Darlington: Matt Kenseth preview

Fast Facts * Matt Kenseth will be running a special paint scheme this weekend in the Darlington Cup race. The No. 17 will be sporting the copper and black colors of Carhartt. * This is the first of three races in which the No. 17 will be ...

Fast Facts

* Matt Kenseth will be running a special paint scheme this weekend in the Darlington Cup race. The No. 17 will be sporting the copper and black colors of Carhartt.

* This is the first of three races in which the No. 17 will be sporting the Carhartt paint scheme. The other two are Michigan in June and Lowe's Motor Speedway in October.

* Matt Kenseth will be competing in the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 in the No. 17 Waste Management Ford on Saturday in the Busch Series. In his ten Busch starts at Darlington, Kenseth has one win, six top-five's and nine top-ten finishes.

* With his 11th-place finish at Talladega, Kenseth gained five positions in the Nextel Cup point standings, to the 23rd position.

Matt Kenseth on racing at Darlington Raceway: "We came out with a decent finish at Talladega that boosted us in the points a few spots, and I hope we can continue that forward momentum into Darlington. This is a challenging track, and you can get into trouble here if you're not careful. I'm looking forward to getting back to non-restrictor plate racing, and hopefully we can pull out a good finish in our new Carhartt Ford Taurus."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at Darlington Raceway: "We managed to come out relatively unscathed from Talladega, which could've been a lot worse for us, considering the incidents we got caught up in. Matt's running Saturday and Sunday this weekend at Darlington and hopefully throughout the practice sessions we can figure out our set-up. He's done well in the Busch Series here and even has one win. I'm looking for some good things this weekend for our teams."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth