Phoenix II: Matt Kenseth preview

Fast Facts * Matt Kenseth has two top-five and three top-ten finishes in his six Cup starts at Phoenix, including a win in 2002. * Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT team will be bringing car number 23 to the Phoenix International Raceway this ...

Fast Facts

* Matt Kenseth has two top-five and three top-ten finishes in his six Cup starts at Phoenix, including a win in 2002.

* Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT team will be bringing car number 23 to the Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. In its^0x2826ive runs this season, car number 23 has posted two top-five and three top-ten finishes, including finishes of second and third at Richmond and Loudon in September.

* Kenseth will be competing in the Busch Series event on Saturday in the No. 17 Waste Management Ford Taurus. The team will be bringing chassis number 41 to Phoenix, which most recently finished third at Richmond in September.

* In his five Busch Series starts in Phoenix, Kenseth has three top-ten finishes.

Matt Kenseth on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

I'm looking forward to this weekend in Phoenix. We're coming off a good run in Texas It felt really good to lead all of those laps. We were able to get the bonus points for leading the most laps and we moved up in the standings with our finish. I don't know if we can still win this thing, but we can certainly continue to move up, and our whole team is focused on that.

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

We were running sixth here in the spring when we blew a tire and hit the wall, pretty much destroying the car. We're bringing the same car back this weekend, and it's been a good one for us. We've won a couple of times with it, and it was great in Richmond and Loudon this fall. We had a good run in Texas that boosted us in the point standings, and we want to keep that momentum going. Busch Series Crew Chief Chad Norris on racing at Phoenix International Raceway: We're back in the No. 17 Waste Management Ford Taurus this weekend, running chassis number 41. We finished third the last time we ran this car and certainly hope to match that in Phoenix. We had some slow pit stops last weekend and we're really focused this week on improving our performance on pit road.

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