Long Pond: Matt Kenseth preview

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Pocono Raceway: "I like Pocono a lot. It's like a road course and a superspeedway all in one. It's the only place we go where all three corners are distinct. You have to shift and you can hit speeds of 200...

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"I like Pocono a lot. It's like a road course and a superspeedway all in one. It's the only place we go where all three corners are distinct. You have to shift and you can hit speeds of 200 mph on the straight-aways. Speed at Pocono is a little different. Even though the track is pretty flat, it's complicated."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on Pocono Raceway:

"We are taking car no. 5 to Pocono. It is the car we raced last year at Darlington and in last years Winston. It has been rebuilt since last year, and hopefully it will be a more balanced car than we have taken to Pocono in the past."

NOTES OF INTEREST:

Average start, finish: Matt Kenseth's average start is 22nd and average finish is 12th in the 13 starts for the 2002 season.

Autograph session: Matt will sign at the No. 17 DEWALT Roush Racing trackside souvenir trailer on Sunday, June 9th from 9-9:30am.

Wrapping up Dover: Even though Kenseth sat on the pole, he still has yet to lead a lap at Dover. The 40th place finish was his worst finish of the 2002 season and worst since he finished 42nd at Indy last August.

Orioles Game: Matt Kenseth will throw out the first pitch for the Orioles vs. San Diego on June 12th at 3:05pm.

Appreciation Day: Black and Decker will host its annual Appreciation Day on June 12th. The event is not open to the public, but is a chance for employees of Black and Decker and DEWALT to meet with Matt.

Knack for Pocono: Kenseth has two top-10 finishes at Pocono. Kenseth finished sixth in this race one year ago and 14th there last July. He has led three laps in his four races at Pocono, all in the July race last year.

DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge:Be the fastest to drive five screws into a piece of wood and you could have a chance to win a million dollars during a nationwide contest from DEWALT Power Tools. DEWALT, the familiar yellow-and-black power tool company, is launching the Million Dollar Challenge, a promotion that runs from April to November to see who's quickest with a cordless drill.

DEWALT will hold qualifying events in more than 50 cities nationwide, stopping at various power tool distributors, construction sites, NASCAR races, and other special venues to see who can drive screws the fastest. Those with the fastest times from each city will advance to one of 16 regional contests, which will be held at select Chevrolet Truck dealerships throughout the country. From there, the top 16 winners will each receive a new 2003 Chevy Express utility van filled with DEWALT tools. They also earn an expense paid trip to the Million Dollar Challenge finals to be held November 8-10 in Phoenix, AZ during NASCAR's race weekend.

During the final round, the 16 contestants will compete to see who will become America's fastest screw driver. The champion will win a chance to beat the clock for a million dollar prize in front of 110,000 fans at the Winston Cup race.

The DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge is presented by DEWALT Power Tools and Accessories, Chevrolet Trucks, Bombardier ATVs and the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Courtesy Todd Walter, SWB

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