Martinsville: Matt Kenseth preview

Kenseth on racing at Martinsville Speedway: "It's really hard to be patient at Martinsville. For me, it always seems like you're getting run into or you're running into somebody and we're always racing for the little bit of room we have on the...

Kenseth on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"It's really hard to be patient at Martinsville. For me, it always seems like you're getting run into or you're running into somebody and we're always racing for the little bit of room we have on the track. It can easily become a frustrating track and a lot of times I have a hard time giving my crew the right information about the car's handling. It's not a tricky place to get around, but a lot of times it gets tough to be able to tell my crew what we need to change on the car to have it handle how I need it to be at Martinsville."

Crew chief Todd Parrott on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"Martinsville Speedway is a typical short track in the sense that there's a lot of rubbing and racing for position during the race. Qualifying is important for teams as well as having a car that drives in the turns well. We'll make sure that our Crown Royal Ford turns well in the center of the turns for Matt. The car also needs to have good speed and grip off the turns in order to race down the short straightaways. Our team has been able to get a lot of great finishes this season already and our goal is to continue those results this week at Martinsville."

FAST FACTS:

* In 20 Cup starts at Martinsville, Kenseth has completed 9,901 of 10,011 laps (98.9 percent) and led for 68

* Kenseth has an average starting position of 23.8 and an average finishing position of 16.2 at Martinsville

* Kenseth has achieved two top-fives and six top-10's at Martinsville in the Cup series

* This weekend at Martinsville, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

* Entering the Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville, Kenseth is currently second in the NSCS driver point standings and trails the leader by one point

-source: rfr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth