MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON DOVER: "I really like the size of the track and the banking. You can run fast at Dover, and if I had to choose a favorite track Dover would be one of them. I don't mind racing on the concrete at Dover. Actually, if...
MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON DOVER:
"I really like the size of the track and the banking. You can run fast at Dover, and if I had to choose a favorite track Dover would be one of them. I don't mind racing on the concrete at Dover. Actually, if the track were asphalt the racing would be even better. There would be more side-by-side racing and it would be much easier to pass. When I race at Dover it is enjoyable and I hope that the site of my first Cup race and pole will be the site of another win for this DEWALT Team. We had an awesome car there in the spring, qualified first but lost a motor and had to start in the back. I was up to the top-10 and blew a tire causing a lot of damage to the car. This weekend we hope to follow through with a good run."
CREW CHIEF ROBBIE REISER'S THOUGHTS ON DOVER:
"We are taking car 3 to Dover this weekend. It is the same car we won the pole with last race, and we are just going to go there and take another shot at it. We had a little bad luck last time, so hopefully we won't be too far off of what we had in the spring."
SPOTTER MIKE CALINOFF'S THOUGHTS ON DOVER:
"Dover is an awesome place to spot. Because it is considered a 'self-cleaning' track meaning, when cars wreck they always end up at the bottom of the banking, it makes my job a bit easier. It's also a fun place to spot since Matt enjoys it so much.
NOTES OF INTEREST:
BLOOMIN' FAVORITE Matt Kenseth 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.
Matt Kenseth has been running at the end of 26 consecutive races since his only DNF of the season at the Daytona 500.
The No. 17 will sport a decal in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks on America at Dover.
APPEARANCES Matt Kenseth will sign autographs at the Home Depot in Christiana, Delaware on Friday, September 20, 2002, from 6-7pm. He will also be at the DEWALT Rolling Thunder Display on Sunday morning from 9-9:30 am for the first 100 people in line.
DEWALT MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGEBe the fastest to drive five screws into a piece of wood and you could have a chance to win a million dollars during a nationwide contest from DEWALT Power Tools. DEWALT, the familiar yellow-and-black power tool company, is launching the Million Dollar Challenge, a promotion that runs from April to November to see who's quickest with a cordless drill. DEWALT will hold qualifying events in more than 50 cities nationwide, stopping at various power tool distributors, construction sites, NASCAR races, and other special venues to see who can drive screws the fastest. Those with the fastest times from each city will advance to one of 16 regional contests, which will be held at select Chevrolet Truck dealerships throughout the country. From there, the top 16 winners will each receive a new 2003 Chevy Express utility van filled with DEWALT tools. They also earn an expense paid trip to the Million Dollar Challenge finals to be held November 8-10 in Phoenix, AZ during NASCAR's race weekend.
During the final round, the 16 contestants will compete to see who will become America's fastest screw driver. The champion will win a chance to beat the clock for a million dollar prize in front of 110,000 fans at the Winston Cup race. The DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge is presented by DEWALT Power Tools and Accessories, Chevrolet Trucks, Bombardier ATVs and the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Courtesy Todd Walter, SWB&R)