Atlanta: Matt Kenseth preview

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway: "I really like Atlanta. It's the fastest track on the circuit that we don't have restrictor plates on. The DEWALT team has had some good runs there, and some bad luck as well. We've...

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"I really like Atlanta. It's the fastest track on the circuit that we don't have restrictor plates on. The DEWALT team has had some good runs there, and some bad luck as well. We've led in a few of the races so we should be a contender on Sunday."

"Atlanta is fast - I really like it because of the high banking. You can get some major speed off the corners onto the straights.

"I think if we are going to see teams struggling with the one engine rule, we will see it in Atlanta. Again, I don't see the Roush teams having problems, I see us being competitive.

"We are working on better qualifying, and Atlanta is the site of my best qualifying effort ever. I've also taken provisionals there too. I'd like to win a pole this year and stay away from taking provisionals, maybe it will be this weekend."

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

"We are taking car No. 6 to Atlanta. It's the car we had there last year and the one we went to victory lane with in at Lowe's Motor Speedway. There is no doubt we have the team this year to contend for a championship. We need to race one race at a time, because championships are based on consistency, and won over time."

Spotter Mike Calinoff's views from above Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"We've had some really strong runs in Atlanta so we're going with a lot of confidence. It's one of my favorite places to spot because it's so fast and you really have to be on your toes."

Notes of Interest:

Happy Birthday Matt
Matt Kenseth will turn 30 as he makes his 80th Winston Cup start this Sunday.

Roush Racing powerful start
All four of the Roush Racing stable of drivers are currently placed in the top-10 in championship point standings. Mark Martin is third, Jeff Burton is fourth, Kurt Busch is eighth and Kenseth is tenth with one win.

Home Depot Autograph session
Matt Kenseth will sign autographs on Friday, March 8th at the Home Depot in Cumberland from 8-9pm. The store is located at I-285 and Paces (exit 18).

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Kurt Busch , Mark Martin