Dover: Matt Kenseth preview

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Dover International Speedway: "Last year at Dover was just embarrassing. We struggled at both races, and had no idea why we ran so bad. I love Dover because of the high banking and fast speeds. It's a hard...

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Dover International Speedway:
"Last year at Dover was just embarrassing. We struggled at both races, and had no idea why we ran so bad. I love Dover because of the high banking and fast speeds. It's a hard track to tame. Also, I like it because that is where I made my first start in a Winston Cup car in 1998. We finished third and second at the races in Charlotte. Maybe this weekend it will be first. We learned a lot in the test session and hope to have it all figured out when we unload there this weekend."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on Dover International Speedway:
"We are taking car 3 to Dover. It has not been raced since June of 2000 at Pocono. We really struggled last year at Dover, so we decided to go up there and test a few weeks ago. We had no idea what we were doing right or wrong, so we went there with a clean sheet of paper, and started over. Car 3 has a new body on it, and we felt like the test was successful. We were really good at Dover up until last year, so we hope it helps us for this weekend."

Spotter Mike Calinoff's thoughts on Dover International Speedway:
"The Spotters Stand at Dover is perched very high and affords us a view that is free of any blind spots. I enjoy spotting here because it's one of Matt's favorite tracks and he drives it so well; he has a lot of fun racing here and if the driver is having fun, the spotter is having fun as well!"

NOTES OF INTEREST:

Wrapping up CharlotteMark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Ricky Craven, Ricky Rudd and Jeff Gordon will all be eligible for the next $1 million Winston No Bull 5 bonus in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. By finishing second, Kenseth scored his third top-10 finish in six races at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Closing the gap Kenseth is second in the point standings, only 87 behind leader Sterling Marlin.

Dover successKenseth has competed in six races at Dover International Speedway; scoring three top-10 finishes, all in his first three races. He has never led a NASCAR Winston Cup race at Dover. He has two Busch Series wins at the track.

Matt Kenseth AppearancesKenseth will sign autographs on Friday, May 31st from 7-8pm at Lowe's in Dover. The store address is 4750 Dupont Highway, Dover, DE (302) 735-7500.

Last year's statsLast year Kenseth had a total of nine top 10 finishes, and four top-5's. He already has eight top-10's and five top-5's. Out of 12 races this year, Kenseth has only finished out of the top 15 three times.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Matt Kenseth , Sterling Marlin , Ricky Craven , Mark Martin