MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Qualified 3rd) HOW WAS YOUR RUN? "I'm looking forward to starting up there. I haven't been able to win yet this year and it's kind of our last shot, so I had a really good qualifying lap. It didn't...
MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Qualified 3rd)
HOW WAS YOUR RUN?
"I'm looking forward to starting up there. I haven't been able to win yet this year and it's kind of our last shot, so I had a really good qualifying lap. It didn't feel very good and I didn't think I did a great job, but we had a lot of speed in the car, so if we can get it to drive right, at least we know the speed is there."
IS IT UNUSUAL TO WIN A RACE AND THEN HAVE THEM HUSTLE YOU OUT OF THE PRESS ROOM FOR THE CHAMPION LIKE LAST YEAR?
"It's a cool race to win. It's the last race of the year, so, yeah, the championship is going on and there's a lot of other stuff going on. Obviously, if you don't win the championship with the race it's kind of split, but I was lucky enough to be on the other side of that one time when Bill won Rockingham, too. It's cool to win anytime you can, especially the last race of the year because you can't get beat the next week, so you've kind of got all winter to be a little bit happy about your win and enjoy it."
THERE ARE CONSPIRACY THERORISTS OUT THERE WHO WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S KEEPING YOU FROM TAKING OUT JIMMIE JOHNSON ON SUNDAY?
"Common sense." WHAT MAKES ROUSH FENWAY SO GOOD HERE? "It seems like their stuff has always been pretty good on the mile-and-a-halfs and tracks this size, but I think we have tracks that maybe suit each particular driver or team maybe a little bit better, but, really, if you look at the organization as a whole, I don't know if they have a lot of weak points. Carl has run great everywhere this year. Greg has run really good at the flat one-mile tracks. Jamie runs real good at Martinsville and some of those tracks. I personally have some tracks that I think I'm real weak at in the 17, but, as a group, it seems like somebody is able to get it right or get it pretty close every week."
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