Darlington: Matt Kenseth preview

Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 Darlington Raceway Darlington, SC March 17, 2002 Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Darlington: "Darlington has always been a great track for me. It is similar to Rockingham and we are bringing the same car we won...

Carolina Dodge Dealers 400
Darlington Raceway
Darlington, SC
March 17, 2002

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Darlington:

"Darlington has always been a great track for me. It is similar to Rockingham and we are bringing the same car we won with a couple of weeks ago, with only one minor change- I had them raise the roof a quarter of an inch!

"Last year we were racing in the top ten when we got caught up in the melee with two to go. I remember that race ended under caution and we finished 23rd. We had such a good run there. I've had success at Darlington in the Busch series so I think it will be a good weekend."

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

"This DEWALT Team is really on a roll. We have been there each week, and have made great strides since last year. We've been working non stop at the shop and will continue to improve. Darlington is usually a hard track on drivers, but Matt seems to like it and does well there. We are taking the winning car back from Rockingham, and should have a good run. We like being contenders every week. Championships are built on consistent performances, but right now we are focused on one race at a time."

Spotter Mike Calinoff's views from above Darlington:

"Darlington is a relatively easy place to spot. The view is perfect and wrecks collect cars fast -- so I'll really have to be on my game. We've got a ton of momentum going into Darlington, and we are going to try and capitalize on that."

Notes of Interest:

Roush Racing continues romp in point standings:
All four of the Roush Racing stable of drivers are still in the top-10. Mark Martin is fourth, Kenseth is sixth, Kurt Busch is seventh, and Jeff Burton is ninth.

Top 10 Lap Leaders:
1. Tony Stewart - 219
2. Matt Kenseth - 202
3. Sterling Marlin - 150

Kenseth has led in three of the four races so far this season.

Top 10 Miles Leaders:
1. Tony Stewart - 334.22
2. Sterling Marlin - 286.10
3. Matt Kenseth - 235.42

DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge:
Be the fastest to drive five screws into a piece of wood and you could have a chance to win a million dollars during a nationwide contest from DEWALT Power Tools.

DEWALT, the familiar yellow-and-black power tool company, is launching the Million Dollar Challenge, a promotion that runs from April to November to see who's quickest with a cordless drill.

DEWALT will hold qualifying events in more than 50 cities nationwide, stopping at various power tool distributors, construction sites, NASCAR races, and other special venues to see who can drive screws the fastest.

Those with the fastest times from each city will advance to one of 16 regional contests, which will be held at select Chevrolet Truck dealerships throughout the country. From there, the top 16 winners will each receive a new 2003 Chevy Express utility van filled with DEWALT tools. They also earn an expense paid trip to the Million Dollar Challenge finals to be held November 8-10 in Phoenix, AZ during NASCAR's race weekend.

During the final round, the 16 contestants will compete to see who will become America's fastest screw driver. The champion will win a chance to beat the clock for a million dollar prize in front of 110,000 fans at the Winston Cup race.

The DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge is presented by DEWALT Power Tools and Accessories, Chevrolet Trucks, Bombardier ATVs and the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Courtesy Todd Walter, SWB)

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart , Sterling Marlin , Kurt Busch , Mark Martin