Fort Worth: Matt Kenseth preview

Kenseth prepared for fast and furious Texas. Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: "The car we ran in Atlanta is the car we are taking to Texas. We ran so well in Atlanta and led some laps before we got behind on a pit...

Kenseth prepared for fast and furious Texas.

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

"The car we ran in Atlanta is the car we are taking to Texas. We ran so well in Atlanta and led some laps before we got behind on a pit stop. I have confidence that we should do pretty well.

"Being second in the points right now, we are feeling pretty good for where we are at in our performance so far this year. It is such a long year, so I am not going to get too caught up in that right now. The team is pretty pumped up and we are doing the things we need to do to stay up there.

"Everyone is asking about the new surface at Texas. I think we will see some pretty fast speeds. I haven't tested there but have talked to some guys who have. I think we will gain more speed, and a lot more grip. It was just getting to the point where you could run side by side there, but I think its now going to go back to a one lane track with cars running right on the bottom."

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

"We are taking car number 6 to Texas. That car is the one we won the Coca Cola 600 with and we ran in Atlanta this year. There is something about that car, and fast tracks like Texas and Atlanta that really work for Matt. He drives the wheels off of it."

Spotter Mike Calinoff's views from above Texas Motor Speedway:

"Texas is the only track on the circuit where we do not stand on a roof. They have us in a suite and it can get a little distracting when you can hear 42 other spotters talking to their drivers. As far as our chances, I think that we're going to be strong just about everywhere we run this season. We need to keep our momentum going."

Notes of Interest:

Kenseth in second:
Matt Kenseth sits in second place in the point standings, only 99 behind leader Sterling Marlin. The runner up position marks a career high for Kenseth in the Winston Cup Series.

Appearances:
Matt Kenseth will sign autographs on Thursday, April 4th from 7-8pm at Home Depot (2013 Hwy 377 Keller, TX) and Friday, April 5th from 7-8pm at Lowe's (770 Grapevine Hwy Hurst, TX).

He will also sign at the DEWALT Rolling Thunder track side display on Sunday morning before the race.

Humphrey and Associates:
DEWALT Power Tools and Fort Worth based mechanical contracting company Humphrey and Associates have formed a partnership for the Winston Cup event at Texas Motor Speedway. The Humphrey and Associates logo will be featured on the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Taurus for the Samsung/Radio Shack 500.

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 , Sterling Marlin