Talladega II: Matt Kenseth preview

* Matt Kenseth has one top-five and three top-ten finishes in his 11 starts at Talladega. * Matt Kenseth has led at least one lap in eight of his 11 starts at Talladega. * The No. 17 team will be bringing car number 40 to Talladega...

* Matt Kenseth has one top-five and three top-ten finishes in his 11 starts at Talladega.

* Matt Kenseth has led at least one lap in eight of his 11 starts at Talladega.

* The No. 17 team will be bringing car number 40 to Talladega next weekend. This is the same car that Kenseth raced at Talladega earlier this year, finishing in the 11th position. Car number 40 made its' debut at this race one year ago, racing to a 14th-place finish.

Matt Kenseth on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: "The first thing that comes to mind when I think about returning to Talladega next weekend is that I hope I don't hit anything! It's the same as always when we think about Talladega, but I think we've got better cars than we've ever had for our speedway program. Our speedway program has been a lot better the last couple of years. I don't want to lie and say that I look forward to going there, but I look forward to going there more than I have in the past. I think we can be competitive and hopefully we can be in the lead draft and stay out of trouble."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: "I really hope we got our bad luck out of the way in Dover. We cut that first tire down and were able to battle back but when the second one went, our day was finished. Looking ahead to Talladega, the most important thing is to stay out of trouble. That's not always within your control, however, with the field running so closely together, but we'll avoid what we can and hopefully be around in the lead draft at the end."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth