Joliet: Matt Kenseth preview

Points battle could get 'juicy' for Kenseth in Tropicana 400. Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Chicago: "I really like Chicago. It's a great facility and its fan friendly. We took a provisional last year and raced up to seventh. That was a...

Points battle could get 'juicy' for Kenseth in Tropicana 400.

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Chicago:

"I really like Chicago. It's a great facility and its fan friendly. We took a provisional last year and raced up to seventh. That was a good run for us considering last year was pretty bad all around. This year we should be able to race side by side. It's a track like Vegas and fast as Texas. There's a good chance the DEWALT team may rebound back to where we need to be this weekend. We've got some ground to make up."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on racing at Chicago:

"We are taking car 19 to Chicago. This is the car we raced in Charlotte a few weeks ago and finished second with. I think it should be a decent showing for us - we should have a good opportunity its just up to us to capitalize on it."

Spotter Mike Calinoff's thoughts on Chicago:

"I am excited to go to Chicagoland again. It's a very spotter-friendly facility that offers us a totally unobstructed view. Last year we came from a provisional spot to finish 7th, so we are all pretty confident that we'll be strong."

NOTES OF INTEREST:

AppearancesMatt Kenseth will sign autographs for the public on July 12th at Joliet Home Depot from 7-8pm. The store address is 3001 Plainfield Road (Route 30) Joliet, IL 60435 (815)577-9854. He will sign autographs at the DEWALT Rolling Thunder trackside display on Sunday, July 14th from 9:45-10:15am for the first 200 people in line.

Local guysRear tire carrier Bryan Dunaway is from Momence, IL and second catch can man Daniel Walkup is from Dwight, IL.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth