Michigan: Matt Kenseth preview

Fast Facts * In his 11 Cup starts at Michigan, Matt Kenseth has one win, three top-five's and seven top-ten finishes. * Kenseth will be running car number 41 at the Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. This car is new for 2005 and ran...

Fast Facts

* In his 11 Cup starts at Michigan, Matt Kenseth has one win, three top-five's and seven top-ten finishes.

* Kenseth will be running car number 41 at the Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. This car is new for 2005 and ran in Atlanta and Texas this year.

* Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 team tested in Michigan June 6-7.

* The No. 17 will be running the copper and black Carhartt paint scheme this weekend for the second of three races this season. Carhartt's third race will be at Lowe's Motor Speedway in October.

Matt Kenseth on racing at Michigan: "Michigan is a great track that has three or four grooves that you can run. It's really a driver's track in that you can really move around and pass. We've had some good finishes there, along with a win in 2002, so we'll see if we can get a solid finish out of it this weekend."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at Michigan: "We tested up in Michigan a couple of weeks ago and learned some things about our cars. We chose to bring car number 44 as our primary car to Michigan because Matt thought it drove easier than the 44, which we also tested. Handling will be key -- starting loose enough is important yet at the same time you want to be tight enough not to loose speed. Hopefully, we'll get the set-up right and get a good finish out of it."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth