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Will Kenseth claim California Victory? NAPA Auto Parts 500 California Motor Speedway Fontana, Calif. April 29, 2001 <pre> Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at California: Winston Cup Series: Date: 4/30/00 Start: 23 Finish: 3 Laps: ...

Will Kenseth claim California Victory?

NAPA Auto Parts 500
California Motor Speedway
Fontana, Calif.
April 29, 2001 <pre> Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at California:

Winston Cup Series:

Date: 4/30/00 Start: 23 Finish: 3 Laps: 250/250 Money: $114,325

Busch Grand National Series:

Date: 4/29/00 Start: 8 Finish: 1 Laps: 150/150 Money: $68,350

Date: 5/01/99 Start: 2 Finish: 1 Laps: 150/150 Money: $73,200

Date: 7/19/98 Start: 3 Finish: 3 Laps: 150/150 Money: $48,425

Date: 10/19/97 Start: 4 Finish: 3 Laps: 150/150 Money: $41,225 </pre> Matt Kenseth's thoughts on California:
"We came in third last year because we changed four tires instead of two. I don't regret the decision to take four tires. It worked best for us all day and it was what was best for the car. Overall, being out front like that in our rookie year and having awesome pit stops under the green gave us confidence that we belong competing in Winston Cup. I mean, we were beating championship caliber teams out of the pits. That momentum we gained in California created a streak of good runs, and then finally the win at Lowe's Motor Speedway last May. It just showed what we were capable of."

"I don't think the track owes us one. Performance wise-this is my best track. I've had tremendous success there and if there is any track that I'd like to score Winston Cup win number two =E2=80=93 it would be California Motor Spee dway. This DEWALT team has struggled a little this year due to circumstances beyon d our control, so a good run at California will help us a lot.

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on California:
"We ran pretty well here in the past. Matt is awesome at this track. I think we might have a chance for a win this weekend. We are taking car 15, a brand new car so hopefully we'll get out front fast, lead some laps and be there at the end."

Notes of Interest:
Matt Kenseth has completed 100% of laps raced at California Motor Speedway. He has earned over $345,525 in prize money in five events. Kenseth has never finished lower than third.

Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Team spent the week testing at Sears Point Raceway in preparation for the upcoming event in June.

Matt Kenseth will appear at the South San Bernardino Home Depot on Friday, April 27th from 6-7 p.m. The address is: 695 Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Phone (909) 884-4055. Along with the many festivities taking place at the event, fans may take part in the "DEWALT Challenge" and test their skills driving screws using a DEWALT 14.4 V High Performance Cordless Drill. The individual with the highest score will win tickets to th e NAPA Auto Parts 500.

Qualifying is set for the Winston Cup Series on Friday, April 27th at 5:00 p.m. EST. The green flag will wave at 2:30 p.m.EST Sunday, April 29th to start the NAPA Auto Parts 500.

Today the DEWALT Power Tools line consists of over 200 electric power tools and over 800 accessories including: drills and hammer drills; screwdrivers; circular, chop, miter, table, reciprocating, and jig saws; 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 in 1992.

-DeWalt-

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Series NASCAR Cup
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