Sonoma: Matt Kenseth preview

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Sears Point: "I don't think we will be in for a victory this weekend, so our goal will be to just finish good-in the top-10 or so. We had a great test session out there in April. They have made major changes...

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Sears Point:

"I don't think we will be in for a victory this weekend, so our goal will be to just finish good-in the top-10 or so. We had a great test session out there in April. They have made major changes to the track since the last time we raced there, and its going to be pretty cool to see how it all works out.

"Road courses are not my specialty, and there are 10 turns at Sears Point. It will be a pretty physical race, because of the constant shifting and turning left and right.

"We have momentum coming off of the win last weekend at Michigan. It was fun for all of us. We still have some ground to make up from those two bad races at Dover and Pocono."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on Sears Point:

"After testing at Sears Point we are confident that we will have a good race. Road courses are so much different from everything we are used to. The track has been reconfigured so I am glad we tested there. You wouldn't think you were at the same track the raceway did a great job. Hopefully we can get a top-10 and keep ourselves up there in the points heading into Daytona and the 20 race stretch."

Spotter Mike Calinoff's thoughts on Sears Point:

"Spotting at Sears Point is can be a little tricky. I can see 90% of the track very well and Robbie (Reiser) will be able to handle the portions that I cannot see. However, Matt and I will be using some unconventional language during the race. Instead of the normal 'inside' and 'outside', I'll tell him 'left side' and 'right side.'"

NOTES OF INTEREST:

New Paint Scheme

DEWALT Power Tools announced today it will continue its marketing alliance with AT&T Broadband by spotlighting a special AT&T Broadband paint scheme at three races during the 2002 season.

The AT&T Broadband paint scheme will be the primary colors on the No. 17 Ford Taurus driven by Matt Kenseth at the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Sears Point, the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway and the New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. In addition to the specially designed cars, AT&T will be featured underneath the DEWALT logo on the rear quarter panels of the car for the duration of the 2002 season.

"One of the unique aspects of DEWALT Racing is our relationship with our marketing partners, such as AT&T," stated Jon Howland, Motorsports Manager for DEWALT Power Tools. "We feel as though these special paint schemes make our program more appealing than others do as it allows companies such as AT&T Broadband a unique opportunity to market to their customers. We hope the AT&T car has as much success as the DEWALT car has had this year. With Matt Kenseth behind the wheel they have a great opportunity to get to victory lane."

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America

Matt and Katie Kenseth will participate in the first three days of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride. Proceeds of the ride go to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Go to www.kylepettycharityride.org you have found the best source of information on the 2002 Charity Ride and for updates several times a day during the ride. Book mark this page and follow Kyle Petty, Richard Petty, Steve Park, Ken Schrader, Terry Labonte, Jeff Green, Matt Kenseth, Robin Pemberton, Winston Kelley and numerous other NASCAR celebrities, fans and sponsors as they roar across America raising money for children's charities. (from www.kylepettycharityride.org).

Three's a charm
Kenseth is the first driver of the 2002 season to win three events.

Oh Canada!!!...On June 30th CASCAR's (Canadian Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) stars will face off against some of NASCAR's biggest talent in the Canada Day Shootout at Cayuga Speedway in Nelles Corners, Ontario. Winston Cup drivers Tony Stewart, Johnny Benson, Ken Schrader, Dave Blaney, Matt Kenseth, and Craftsman Truck Series competitor Ted Musgrave will travel to Cayuga to battle it out with Canada's biggest stars in identical equipment.

DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge

Be the fastest to drive five screws into a piece of wood and you could have a chance to win a million dollars during a nationwide contest from DEWALT Power Tools. DEWALT, the familiar yellow-and-black power tool company, is launching the Million Dollar Challenge, a promotion that runs from April to November to see who's quickest with a cordless drill.

DEWALT will hold qualifying events in more than 50 cities nationwide, stopping at various power tool distributors, construction sites, NASCAR races, and other special venues to see who can drive screws the fastest. Those with the fastest times from each city will advance to one of 16 regional contests, which will be held at select Chevrolet Truck dealerships throughout the country. From there, the top 16 winners will each receive a new 2003 Chevy Express utility van filled with DEWALT tools. They also earn an expense paid trip to the Million Dollar Challenge finals to be held November 8-10 in Phoenix, AZ during NASCAR's race weekend.

During the final round, the 16 contestants will compete to see who will become America's fastest screw driver. The champion will win a chance to beat the clock for a million dollar prize in front of 110,000 fans at the Winston Cup race.

The DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge is presented by DEWALT Power Tools and Accessories, Chevrolet Trucks, Bombardier ATVs and the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Courtesy SWB)

-jrr/dewalt-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Terry Labonte , Tony Stewart , Steve Park , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jeff Green , Johnny Benson , Katie Kenseth , Dave Blaney