Richmond: Matt Kenseth preview

Kenseth on racing at Richmond International Raceway: "Richmond is great race track and I'm sure there will be a lot of excitement there this Saturday night for the race. This is a big weekend for our sponsor Crown Royal since they're sponsoring...

Kenseth on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

"Richmond is great race track and I'm sure there will be a lot of excitement there this Saturday night for the race. This is a big weekend for our sponsor Crown Royal since they're sponsoring Saturday night's race by honoring Heath Calhoun with the naming rights. It has been an honor to get to know Heath and I know our No. 17 team is going to do our best to bring him a great finish in our special military-themed car. Richmond is a fast track and the fans have a great view of the action, so I think this will be a pretty exciting weekend for our team."

Crew chief Todd Parrott on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

"We're taking a car this weekend that has been good to us so far this season and we last raced it at Phoenix. It's also a really big weekend for our sponsor Crown Royal with the Heath Calhoun 400, so we're looking for good things this weekend to help us bounce back from our finish at Talladega. Based on our performance at Richmond and everything that we've seen from our engineering team, I'm eager to get to Richmond."

FAST FACTS:

* Kenseth has an average starting position of 21.4 and an average finishing position of 17.2 at Richmond

* Kenseth has achieved one win, three top-five's, and nine top-10's at Richmond in the Cup series

* Kenseth has completed 7,761 of 8,003 (97.0 percent) laps at Richmond and led for a total of 192 laps

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

* Entering this weekend, Kenseth is currently fourth in the NSCS driver point standings

-source: rfr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth