Indianapolis: Matt Kenseth preview

FAST FACTS * Matt Kenseth has three top-five finishes in six starts at Indy. His highest percentage of top-five finishes at any track. * Indy is one of 14 tracks (including North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham) where Kenseth has scored three...

FAST FACTS

* Matt Kenseth has three top-five finishes in six starts at Indy. His highest percentage of top-five finishes at any track.

* Indy is one of 14 tracks (including North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham) where Kenseth has scored three or more top-five finishes in his career.

* Kenseth has led only 26 laps in 13 races at Pocono, the lowest total number of laps led at any track where Kenseth has 10 or more starts.

* In 2001's Brickyard 400, Kenseth completed only two laps, the lowest total of laps completed in Kenseth's 240-race career.

* Kenseth's last top-five finish was at Daytona on Jul. 1, four races ago; which is currently his longest streak without at top-five finish in 2006.

Kenseth on racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
"Personally I enjoy racing at Indy. It's real fast but it's not banked much at all. It's the only flat track we go to where we can carry that type of speed through the turns. We've had good cars there before only to come up a little bit short. But, judging by the way we've ran there the last few years, it could be a good track for us. The car we're bringing this time is a new one, so, even though we tested here a few weeks ago, it's important for us to get a lot of good practice time in on Friday and Saturday. Luckily, this weekend has a lot of practice sessions; I think four, built into the schedule, so it should give us a good amount of time to get the car to where it needs to be on Sunday."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
"Our primary (car) is a new car that has only been on the track at Indy, and it's already had an eventful run there. We finally got it on the track on our first day of testing and something happened where Matt made a little bit of contact with the wall. We went to work pounding out the right side of the car and was able to get the car back out for the remainder of the test sessions. We feel good about the piece we're brining, but there's always an amount of uncertainty with a car that's never raced. Indy's pit road might be the narrowest on the circuit. There's barely enough room for three cars to go side by side, so you have to be careful when getting in and out of the pits not to get into someone."

-roushracing.com

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth