Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Bristol "I am glad NASCAR made the rule changes for pit road. Even though last spring's race was won from a provisional starting position and a backstretch pit, it will make things even under caution and now...
Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Bristol
"I am glad NASCAR made the rule changes for pit road. Even though last spring's race was won from a provisional starting position and a backstretch pit, it will make things even under caution and now there wont be a big disadvantage for pitting on the back stretch."
"It will be just like Martinsville without the wall in turns 3 and 4. These new rules shouldn't change the strategy much except you might see guys not making as many two tire stops as often as in races past if they are pitted on the backstretch."
"Even though pit road will be more even, we try to qualify the best we can every week."
"I really do like racing at Bristol, - its a lot of fun - especially when your car handles good. I will tell you when it is not too fun, when your car is handling bad, or you get a lap down early-it makes for a really long race."
Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on racing at Bristol:
"This time we are taking car 10 to Bristol. The key for us this weekend will be to stay out of wrecks, and bring the car home in one piece. I'm happy to be third in points but we all know that can go away real quick in this series. We are staying focused on one race at a time."
Spotter Mike Calinoff's views from above Bristol:
"I might be one of the few spotters who really enjoys working Bristol. The fast pace and the wrecks that can develop in a split-second - it really keeps you on your toes. This year they've moved the spotters stand to the front stretch from turn three and that is really going to make a difference."
Notes of Interest:
Kenseth in third
Matt Kenseth is third in the Winston Cup point standings. He is currently 143 points behind leader Sterling Marlin.