Joliet DEWALT Racing preview

Tropicana 400 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Ill. July 15, 2001 Matt Kenseth's Thoughts on the Inaugural Event at Chicagoland Speedway: What do you think about Chicagoland Speedway? "The track is pretty impressive and it's a great facility....

Tropicana 400
Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, Ill.
July 15, 2001

Matt Kenseth's Thoughts on the Inaugural Event at Chicagoland Speedway:

What do you think about Chicagoland Speedway?

"The track is pretty impressive and it's a great facility. Its slick and fast. It will be an exciting race for the fans and drivers. I like going to new tracks."

As a Wisconsin native, how important is this track to midwest racers?

"Its very important and a good move to tap into the Chicago market with the major league in auto racing, NASCAR Winston Cup Series."

How would you describe the track?

"The track is like Las Vegas and as fast as Texas. It's slick. A few Chicago winters will take that away but for now it will create a pretty interesting situation. We tested there and did well, so I think we will be a contender."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's Thoughts on Chicagoland:

"We ran really good at the test and mostly worked on handling. We ran a total of 350 miles and made about 32 changes using different setups to see how the DEWALT car would respond on the track."

Notes of Interest:

Appearances:

Matt Kenseth will appear at Ford Fan Day from 4:15-6:45pm on Wednesday, July 11th and at Home Depot in Joliet on Friday, July 13th from 7-8pm.

Local Guy:

Rear tire carrier and fuel mileage calculator, Bryan Dunaway, is a native of Momence, Ill. Dunaway cut his teeth in the Dirt Late Model ranks in the Chicago vicinity. Dunaway won the 1992 track championship at Fairbury American Legion and the 1996 championship at Kankakee Fairgrounds Speedway. Dunaway moved to North Carolina in 1998.

Sponsor Info:

Today the DEWALT Power Tools line consists of over 200 electric power tools and over 800 accessories including: drills and hammerdrills; screwdrivers; circular, chop, miter, table, reciprocating, and jigsaws; planers; impact wrenches; die, angle, and bench grinders; shears; nibblers; sanders; laminate trimmers; routers, and plate joiners. This year will be an exciting time for DEWALT as it offers its largest product launch ever -- even greater than the initial product line introduction.

-DR-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth