Kenseth Dover preview

Kenseth Looks to Regain Top-10 Form at Monster Mile MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400 Dover Downs Dover, Del. September 23, 2001 Kenseth's Performance Summary at Dover - NASCAR Winston Cup Series Date: 06/03/01 Start: 13 Finish: 16 Laps:...

Kenseth Looks to Regain Top-10 Form at Monster Mile

MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400
Dover Downs
Dover, Del.
September 23, 2001

Kenseth's Performance Summary at Dover - NASCAR Winston Cup Series

Date: 06/03/01
Start: 13
Finish: 16
Laps: 399/400
Money Won: $58,435
Status: Running

Date: 6/04/00
Start: 26
Finish: 2
Laps: 400/400
Money Won: $119,755
Status: Running

Date: 9/23/00
Start: 31
Finish: 12
Laps: 399/400
Money Won: $64,440
Status: Running

Date: 9/26/99
Start: 13
Finish: 4
Laps: 400/400
Money Won: $51,160
Status: Running

Date: 9/20/98
Start: 16
Finish: 6
Laps: 400/400
Money Won: $42,340
Status: Running

NASCAR Busch Series: Date: 06/02/01
Start: 9
Finish: 2
Laps: 200/200
Money Won: $26,605
Status: Running

Date: 06/03/00
Start: 16
Finish: 3
Laps: 200/200
Money Won: $25,290
Status: Running

Date: 09/23/00
Start: 14
Finish: 1
Laps: 200/200
Money Won: $41,850
Status: Running

Date: 06/05/99
Start: 14
Finish: 32
Laps: 154/200
Money Won: $16,235
Status: Accident

Date: 09/25/99
Start: 1
Finish: 38
Laps: 112/200
Money Won: $17,025
Status: Accident

Date: 05/30/98
Start: 2
Finish: 40
Laps: 136/200
Money Won: $11,250
Status: Accident

Date: 09/19/98
Start: 4
Finish: 1
Laps: 200/200
Money Won: $40,275
Status: Running

Date: 09/27/97
Start: 14
Finish: 3
Laps: 200/200
Money Won: $15,125
Status: Running

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on Dover
Your last run at Dover in June deemed your worst finish in a Winston Cup car at the track. What are your plans to regain the top-10 form you've had there in the past? "There were a lot of factors that contributed to our problems at Dover last time. We had some problems in the pits, which cost us some track position. Then we thought we had our lap back and according to timing and scoring we didn't beat the leader. I ran really well in the Busch car last time so I think we are going to go back there, just start all over, and use some of our Busch notes."

What is it about Dover that makes you so comfortable when most drivers claim its one of the hardest tracks the series races on? "I really like the size of the track and the banking. You can run really fast at Dover, and being a race car driver, speed is always good. If I had to choose a favorite Dover would be it because I not only run well in the Busch car, but have run well in the Cup car too."

Concrete vs. asphalt? Which do you like better? "I don't mind the concrete at Dover. Actually, if the track at Dover was asphalt the racing would be even better. There would be more side by side racing and it would be much easier to pass. A writer called Dover my 'Concrete Playground' last race, and I guess that is true. When I race at Dover it is enjoyable and I hope that the site of my first Cup race is the site of my second win."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on Dover:
"Car 15 is the one we have selected for Dover. Last race we spoiled our top-10 streak. Since the June race I wish I could say we have turned things around, but we have not. We are still struggling and trying to figure out what we are missing in this program."

Spotter Mike Calinoff's thoughts on Dover:
"I always call Dover 'Matt's track'. It is where he ran his first Winston Cup race and really impressed everyone. He gets around there with such skill that it makes him appear as if he's driving on rails. I'm fairly confident we will find Victory Lane there."

Notes of Interest:
Back to where it all began...
Kenseth's first ever Winston Cup start was at Dover in 1998 when he substituted for Bill Elliott and finished 6th.

Finish what you started...
Kenseth has competed 1,998 of 2,000 laps run at Dover Downs in five Winston Cup races.

Home Depot Appearance...
Matt Kenseth will sign autographs on September 20th in Christiana, Delaware at the Home Depot from 6:30-7:30pm.

Rolling Thunder Autograph session...
Kenseth will also participate in an autograph session Friday afternoon from 5:30-6:30pm trackside at the DEWALT Rolling Thunder display at Dover Downs. Other drivers participating in the autograph session include Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Jeff Green, and Hank Parker, Jr.

No bull...
DEWALT is the Official Power Tool of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) and the proud sponsor of four-world class PBR Bull Riders Corey Navarre, Spud Whitman, Mark Ward, and Cauy Hudson. The DEWALT Bull Riders attending the Dover NASCAR race on Sunday and signing autographs at the DEWALT Rolling Thunder at 10:00 a.m.

New Product Car...
This is the last week for the New Products paint scheme. The design is an integration of the new product line and the paint schemes submitted through the DEWALT 2002 Paint Scheme contest. The winners were Robert Williams Lutherville, MD and Brian Grossman of Cincinnati, OH.

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.

-DeWalt-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Matt Kenseth , Jeff Green , Kurt Busch
Teams Williams