Daytona II: Matt Kenseth preview

Kenseth on racing at Daytona International Speedway: "In order to be successful at Daytona you really need to have a good combination of speed and drafting, along with a car that handles well overall. Handling is so important at Daytona...

Kenseth on racing at Daytona International Speedway:

"In order to be successful at Daytona you really need to have a good combination of speed and drafting, along with a car that handles well overall. Handling is so important at Daytona especially with how hot and slick the race track usually tends to be when we race there in July. I'm really looking for a great run for our Jeremiah Weed team this weekend and Daytona is a place where we've been able to earn some decent finishes in the past."

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Daytona International Speedway:

"Handling is the most important key to a good race car at Daytona in July. The track is slicker due to the higher temperatures and you also need to make sure that your car can stay wide-open during the race. Race handling is what we're going to focus on during practices in order to make sure we have our car set where Matt's comfortable with it and allows him to not have to lift off the gas. If you lift at Daytona, you lose. We'll be in race trim the whole time, except for our qualifying run on Friday, so we can focus on getting the handling the best we can for Matt."

Kenseth is currently seventh in the Sprint Cup driver point standings

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth