Fontana II: Matt Kenseth preview

FAST FACTS Matt Kenseth and Robbie Reiser have posted four career wins at California Speedway, three in the Busch Series and one in Cup. For his career, Kenseth has led in seven of his nine Cup races at Fontana for a total of 246 laps (fourth...

FAST FACTS

Matt Kenseth and Robbie Reiser have posted four career wins at California Speedway, three in the Busch Series and one in Cup.

For his career, Kenseth has led in seven of his nine Cup races at Fontana for a total of 246 laps (fourth all time).

Kenseth on racing at California Speedway: "We've run pretty good at the two-mile tracks this year, and that's largely thanks to this car, No. 323, that Robbie and the guys built. It's been a good piece for us. We won with it at California earlier this year and it's fresh off the win at Michigan two weeks ago. It's not too far away from having three more wins, with two second-place finishes at Las Vegas and Atlanta, and a solid run at Chicago, although our results there weren't too good. Right now, it's all about momentum and it feels like we have a ton. We're coming off of consecutive wins and going to a place where we've enjoyed recent success. There's a lot of enthusiasm on this team right now. They're getting the job done and we'll be looking to do the same this weekend."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at California Speedway: "I can't say enough about how proud I am of Matt and the guys. But, I still feel like our best is yet to come. We're taking it one race at a time and that's what I love about this race team: they stay hungry. When we got in the shop on Monday, there wasn't any talk about what we did last weekend. All we're focused on now is California. The guys in the body shop did a great job repairing the body on this car after it was wrecked in Chicago. That was evident by doing what we did in Michigan, in its first race since. It feels good to have secured a spot in the Chase, but we're hungry to get that first spot here in the next couple of weeks and go into the Chase with the points lead. We're going to a good track this weekend to try and get that done."

Kenseth on racing in the Busch Series at California Speedway: "Well... it's going to be hard to top last weekend at Bristol. The win last week in the Busch race was pretty special to me. I wanted to get those guys into victory lane because they've put a lot of time and energy into these cars. I also wanted to get Jimmy (Fennig) back into victory lane. He's been great to work with and I really feel fortunate to have him running our Busch Series program. With Robbie (Reiser) on the Cup side and Jimmy on the Busch side, I have two of the best crew chiefs in the business and it makes going to the track a lot of fun. We had a pretty good run in California earlier this year when we went out, led some laps, and finished sixth. We've got a ton of momentum right now so, hopefully, we can keep it going and make it two in a row in the Busch Series this weekend."

Crew Chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at California Speedway: "All of the team's hard work paid off last weekend with the win at Bristol. It was great to be back in victory lane and hopefully we can carry that momentum over into this weekend. Ameriquest is the title sponsor of the Busch Series race which gives us even more incentive to have a good run."

-credit: rr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth