Atlanta II Kenseth, DeWalt Racing preview

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on Atlanta: In the last Atlanta race, you were a dominant force until something broke and the car caught fire. Do you think you will be a contender this time? "Yes, we had a great run going last spring before that...

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on Atlanta:

In the last Atlanta race, you were a dominant force until something broke and the car caught fire. Do you think you will be a contender this time? "Yes, we had a great run going last spring before that incident. I think we have the ability to be that good again. Atlanta is a lot like Charlotte, and we have proved we can win there. I think we have a shot at this one, if all the cards fall into place."

Why do you like tracks like Atlanta, Charlotte and California?

"I really like Atlanta because of the banking and it's a fast track. You can get some major speed off the corners. I really like racing there, because we usually have good runs. I hope to qualify better for this one as we did last year. Qualifying has not been our strong point this year but that seems to be turning around too. It was pretty cool last week in Homestead to be up there behind the first pace car at the beginning."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on racing at Atlanta:

"We are taking car 15 to Atlanta. This is the same car we took in the spring. It's going to be pretty good if we can hold on until the end. For the last four races, we have been running very well. I think we have a shot at it this weekend and even in Loudon. If we don't get a win this season, we are at least taking some of this momentum into next year. I can't complain."

Spotter Mike Calinoff's thoughts on Atlanta:

"Spotting at Atlanta is pretty similar to Lowe's since they have the same configuration. However, the track is a bit quicker so things happen in a hurry there and you have to really be on your toes -- which you usually can't feel because it's so cold!"

Matt Kenseth will sign autographs at the Lowe's of Stockbridge. The store address is 3505 Mount Zion Road Stockbridge, GA (phone 770-506-9665). The appearance will be from 6:30-7:30pm.

To Honor America... DEWALT corporate continues to honor America by bearing the American flag on the trunk lid.

-DWR-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth