Pennzoil 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Fla. November 11, 2001 Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at Homestead: Date: 11/12/00 Start: 28 Finish: 21 Laps: 264/267 Money: $50,500 Status: Running Matt Kenseth's thoughts on ...
November 11, 2001
Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at Homestead:
Matt Kenseth's thoughts on Homestead:
Last week at Rockingham you scored your third top 10 in a row. How does that speak for this race team? "I told the guys after the race, a tenth place at the Rock is like winning the race for us. We really needed some other cautions to bunch that field up, because we had a top-5 car. The momentum we've had as of late is pretty good, because last year we had some bad finishes after the win at Charlotte. This year, we got all of that out of our system and now are at least being there at the finishes. We are still not qualifying as well as we want to, but we are racing much better."
You tested at Homestead a few weeks ago. How did it go? "It went well. We didn't take the car we are going to run, because it was still being built, but we learned a lot. It's going to be a little different setup-wise, but this car is going to be awesome. Together with our engineers and our body shop, we have found a combination we think will be pretty good."
How does it feel to have the world's best pit crew servicing your car? "I knew that all year long. They have been real good on pit road, making few mistakes. They work hard at it. Sometimes their stops are so fast, I don't even have time to get a drink."
Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on racing at Homestead:
"Well, I think we can make it four top-10's in a row. We are taking a brand new car, No. 20. This car is similar to car 18, which we had at Indy and again at Kansas. It ran well at Kansas until the tire blew and destroyed it. I would venture to say we're going to be competitive. At least people have known the last few weeks we were at the track."
Spotter Mike Calinoff's thoughts on Homestead:
"Many of the tracks that we attend were actually built before spotters were even used, so the spotters stand is not always in the best of places. When they built Homestead they took a lot of care in having a good vantage point for us. Spotting there is quite easy. You've got a great view of the entire track."
NOTES OF INTEREST:
Pit Crew Champs...
Congratulations to the DEWALT Power Tools team for winning the 76/Rockingham World Championship Pit Crew Competition last weekend. They pulled off a flawless 17.695-second stop. No other team came close, as the DEWALT Crew set a record. DEWALT Corporate will honor the team in Homestead.
Matt Kenseth will make an appearance at Ford Racing Fan Appreciation Day sponsored by the South Florida Ford Dealers from 6:30 until 8pm at the Miccosukee Resort in Miami.
He will also appear at the Home Depot at 33001 South Dixie Highway in Miami, FL from 6:30-7:30pm on Friday, November 9, 2001.
Two Million Dollar Man...
The tenth place finish at Rockingham put Kenseth over the two million dollar in winnings mark for the season.
To Honor America...
DEWALT corporate continues to honor America by bearing the American flag on the trunk lid.
Today the DEWALT Power Tools line consists of over 200 electric power tools and over 800 accessories including: drills and hammer drills; screwdrivers; circular, chop, miter, table, reciprocating, and jig saws; planers; impact wrenches; die, angle, and bench grinders; shears; nibblers; sanders; laminate trimmers; routers, and plate joiners. This year will be an exciting time for DEWALT as it offers its largest product launch ever - even greater than the initial product line introduction.