Bristol II: Matt Kenseth preview

Kenseth on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway: "We've had a lot of success at Bristol over the years. Being a concrete, high-banked track that is so small, really makes Bristol stand out from other tracks on the circuit. Bristol feels like the...

Kenseth on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"We've had a lot of success at Bristol over the years. Being a concrete, high-banked track that is so small, really makes Bristol stand out from other tracks on the circuit. Bristol feels like the seats are on top of you, and the great fan atmosphere really makes it an exciting place to race. It has changed a lot since they re-configured the track surface a few years ago, although it's still fast and small, stuff definitely happens in a hurry. Qualifying is very important at Bristol since track position and pit position can really make or break your race sometimes. I'm looking forward to this weekend at Bristol and hope to keep the momentum going from this past weekend for the Crown Royal Black team."

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Bristol's a place where anything can happen since it's short track racing at it's finest. We've got some momentum on our side thanks to a great top-five finish at Michigan last weekend so I'm looking forward to Saturday night's race at Bristol. Bristol is fast and treacherous, but hopefully we have a good balance on the car where we can qualify well on Friday and then stay out of trouble during the race.JMatt has had some really great races at Bristol so we're headed there hoping to add another good finish to our results for the year."

FAST FACTS:

* In 21 Cup starts at Bristol, Kenseth has completed 10,225 of 10,513 laps (97.3 percent) and led for 742

* Kenseth has an average starting position of 17.9 and an average finishing position of 12.7 at BMS

* Kenseth has achieved two wins, eight top-fives, and thirteen top-10's at Bristol in the Cup series

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

* Entering the weekend at Bristol, Kenseth is currently ninth in the NSCS driver point standings

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth