Phoenix: Matt Kenseth 300th start

KENSETH TO MAKE 300TH START AT PHOENIX Cup Series Champion to Reach Racing Milestone in Subway Fresh Fit 500 CONCORD, N.C. (April 7, 2008) -- Matt Kenseth, 2003 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and driver of Roush Fenway Racing's No. 17 Ford Fusion ...

KENSETH TO MAKE 300TH START AT PHOENIX
Cup Series Champion to Reach Racing Milestone in Subway Fresh Fit 500

CONCORD, N.C. (April 7, 2008) -- Matt Kenseth, 2003 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and driver of Roush Fenway Racing's No. 17 Ford Fusion will make his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend, under the lights, at Phoenix International Speedway. Sporting the black DEWALT NANO Technology paint scheme, Kenseth will reach the impressive milestone this Saturday evening in the Subway Fresh Fit 500.

"It's hard to believe I'll be making my 300th start," said Kenseth. "It doesn't seem that long ago when I was racing for the Reiser family in the Busch Series, with no sponsor, just hoping I could have the opportunity to race in this series some day. I've been very fortunate throughout my career. It's pretty cool to have lasted this long in such a competitive series, but I could not have done it without the support of a lot of great people and a great sponsor like DEWALT."

Since his 1998 Cup Series debut, Kenseth has accumulated three poles, 16 wins, 80 top-five and 146 top-10 finishes. The Cambridge, Wis., native has logged 113,328.6 miles on NASCAR tracks and led a total of 4,973 laps.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth
Teams Roush Fenway Racing