Kenseth banking on winning The Winston

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on The Winston: How does it feel to be a part of the all-star Winston? "I'm honored to be a part of The Winston. It's like the all-star event of stock car racing. Last year we ran in the Winston Open and were not able...

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on The Winston:

How does it feel to be a part of the all-star Winston?

"I'm honored to be a part of The Winston. It's like the all-star event of stock car racing. Last year we ran in the Winston Open and were not able to race our way in. By winning the Coca-Cola 600 last spring we are able to take part this year. It's real exciting."

Will you try anything different with the car for the Winston?

"The Winston is a race where everyone pretty much takes chances with their setups. They take bigger risks than they normally would. We will probably not be as conservative as we usually are."

What are your thoughts about the rest of the field?

"There are some pretty good drivers in contention and there are some good drivers who are not in the field. All I know is its going to be wild."

Will your win at Lowe's Motor Speedway help you to be competitive inThe Winston?

"Not really. The 600 is the longest race of the year, and The Winston is the shortest. I hope my experience at the track will help a little, but the two races won't compare."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on The Winston:

"I'm hoping to have a better showing than last year. At least we are alreadyin the Winston and we can focus on that race alone, not worrying about the open. Matt is great at Lowe's. We're going to go for it."

Notes of Interest:

Practice for The Winston begins Friday, May 18th from 3:00 to 3:55 p.m. EST,followed by a second practice from 5:20 to 6:20 p.m. EST. Show time for the all stars in The Winston begins at 9:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 19th.

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