Charlotte II: Matt Kenseth previews

MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON LOWE'S: "We have had some success at LMS, and were very close to winning in the 600 last race. I think if all goes well, we should be very competitive. We are only 201 points out of first place, and the way things have...

MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON LOWE'S: "We have had some success at LMS, and were very close to winning in the 600 last race. I think if all goes well, we should be very competitive. We are only 201 points out of first place, and the way things have gone this year, it still is anyone's championship. I think Tony Stewart is going to be the one to chase this year, and the DEWALT team plans on giving him a run for his money."

CREW CHIEF ROBBIE REISER'S THOUGHTS ON LOWE'S: "We are taking car 19 to Lowe's this weekend. It's the same car we ran in the spring race and for The Winston and finished in the top three. We are definitely still in this championship hunt, and each race from here on out is critical to our success in accomplishing that goal."

SPOTTER MIKE CALINOFF'S THOUGHTS ON LOWE'S: "With the way the points standings have evolved over the past few weeks I think the pressure is really on for everyone in the top-ten to perform. Given our history, when our team is under pressure we seem to shine. We've got a great opportunity this weekend and I am confident that we can capitalize on it and advance into the top-five in the standings. I think we're going to wind up surprising a lot of people in the end."

NOTES OF INTEREST:
BLOOMIN' FAVORITE: Matt Kenseth leads the series in the Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Favorite Driver of the race award. The payoff is $75,000 at the end of the season.

17 TEAM PIT CREW COMPETITION... The defending 76/UNOCAL Rockingham Pit Crew Champions will host a media day at the Roush Racing shop in Concord, NC on October 17th from 11-1pm. The DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge will be at the shop as well. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest media member pit stop. The event is not open to the public.

BREAKFAST CLUB Matt will be the guest of Winston for the Breakfast Club Saturday morning in the Media Center at LMS.

APPEARANCES: Matt Kenseth will sign autographs on Friday Oct 11th from 7-8pm at the University Home Depot in Charlotte. The store address is 8135 University City Blvd Charlotte, NC 28216. He will sign from 9-9:30am at DEWALT's Rolling Thunder trackside display at LMS on Sunday morning, Oct. 13th for the first 150 people in line. Tickets available at Rolling Thunder at 7:30am that morning.

DEWALT MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE UPDATE The 16 regional winners have been finalized and will vie for a chance to win the Million Dollar Challenge at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10th.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart