Kenseth seeking victory in Vegas

<pre> Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at Las Vegas: Date: 3/05/00 Start: 21 Finish: 14 Laps: 148/148 Money: $76,785 Status: Running </pre> Quoting Matt Kenseth: Kenseth on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "I really...

<pre> Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at Las Vegas:

Date: 3/05/00 Start: 21 Finish: 14 Laps: 148/148 Money: $76,785 Status: Running

</pre> Quoting Matt Kenseth: Kenseth on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "I really like to race on tracks like Vegas and Atlanta. We've run pretty good at those places and would hope to keep that momentum going. This year has been off to a shaky start both on and off the track for myself and the entire NASCAR family, but with Rockingham behind us, we can focus on moving forward. Vegas is always an exciting race because of the location, and the track is one of the nicest we race at."

Kenseth on the NASCAR Family: "This is a great sport to be in, it's my job. There are only about 45 other guys like me and we all travel from place to place with each other. It's just like a traveling family. All of the drivers and crew members are supportive of each other and are there for each other when it counts. Of course we all want to be better than everyone else on Sundays, but it's still a big family."

Kenseth on safety: Safety is and always has been an ongoing concern of NASCAR and Roush Racing. This is a very dangerous sport -- we all know, accept and love it. Everyone is working hard to figure out a way to prevent tragedy from happening again, but it is a reality of this sport as in all sports."

Notes of Interest:

In proud recognition of Matt Kenseth capturing the Raybestos Rookie of the Year title, DEWALT Power Tools will run the special "Rookie" paint scheme for the final week. The all-yellow car features the Raybestos Rookie of the Year logo on the hood. The paint scheme has been on the car since Daytona. DEWALT will feature special paint schemes throughout the year to commemorate their year 2001 tool launch.

Qualifying is set for the Winston Cup Series at 5:15 p.m. ET on Friday, March 3rd. The green flag will drop for the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 at 2:30 p.m. ET. FOX and MRN Radio will broadcast the event live.

-Amy Walsh

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