MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON POCONO: "We always go to Pocono trying to do the best we can. Its one of my favorite tracks, and its been really good to us. Pocono is like a speedway because its 2.5 miles and it has a really long straight-away. Each ...
MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON POCONO:
"We always go to Pocono trying to do the best we can. Its one of my favorite tracks, and its been really good to us. Pocono is like a speedway because its 2.5 miles and it has a really long straight-away. Each corner is unique. We have to downshift into the first turn and shift up to go down the back stretch. Turn two, called the tunnel turn, is like a road course turn. It has rumble strips at the bottom of it and is shaped like a road course. It's pretty challenging to get your car set up to handle good in all three turns."
CREW CHIEF ROBBIE REISER'S THOUGHTS ON POCONO:
"We are taking car 5 to Pocono. It is the same car we took there in June and ran well with until the input shaft broke. Matt is very easy on our equipment, so it was a freak deal. Hopefully this time we can finish the job."
SPOTTER MIKE CALINOFF'S THOUGHTS ON POCONO:
"Pocono is one of the tougher tracks to spot. Because the front stretch is so long, it is really difficult to see turn one. Additionally, the cars are actually going away from you on the backstretch and that makes it tough to judge if someone gets out of line to pass."
NOTES OF INTEREST:
HELPING OUT: Matt spent time with Aazie Zimbelmann at a Hickory test on Monday in preparation for his USAR Hooters Pro Cup debut this Saturday night.
DEWALT MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE: Be 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 SWB)