Martinsville II: Kenseth - Friday media visit

Matt Kenseth held a Q&A session Friday at Martinsville Speedway in advance of Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500. MATT KENSETH - No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford Fusion THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF RUMORS THIS WEEK ABOUT RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS. IF ...

Matt Kenseth held a Q&A session Friday at Martinsville Speedway in advance of Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500.

MATT KENSETH - No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford Fusion

THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF RUMORS THIS WEEK ABOUT RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS. IF RPM WERE TO GO AWAY, HOW WOULD IT CHANGE THE FORD EFFORT AND WHAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING? "Losing Kasey and Kenny Francis, Slugger and some of the other guys is gonna hurt to a certain point, but everybody is gonna have a different opinion on that. I usually get in trouble when I give my view on it, but I will just say that I don't think bigger is always better. I think sometimes you can be smaller and really focus on going racing, instead of just being so huge and running around trying to manage the huge company. I think sometimes maybe from a driver's perspective we could be more competitive."

KASEY IS CLIMBING IN A NEW CAR THIS WEEKEND. YOU HAD TO DO THAT ONCE WHEN YOU SUBBED FOR BILL ELLIOTT. HOW TOUGH IS THAT? "It's always different when you go and work with different people or people that you're familiar with aren't there anymore. It's always a little bit different, but I don't think it's gonna be that big of a deal with these cars."

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS THESE LAST FIVE RACES? "We haven't had a win for a long time, so we certainly would like to get back to Victory Lane and get back to winning with the 17 and finish as high as we can in the points and be ready for next year."

-source: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth