Loudon: Matt Kenseth preview

FAST FACTS * Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 10.7 at New Hampshire International Speedway; tops among active NEXTEL Cup drivers with 10 or more starts at the track, and the third best track for Kenseth's career. * Kenseth has completed...

FAST FACTS

* Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 10.7 at New Hampshire International Speedway; tops among active NEXTEL Cup drivers with 10 or more starts at the track, and the third best track for Kenseth's career.

* Kenseth has completed all but four laps in 12 races at NHIS; 3476 of 3480. The fourth best mark of any driver that has competed in those same 12 events.

* Kenseth's eight top-10 finishes at NHIS is best among all drivers since 2000 (tied with Dale Jarrett).

* Kenseth's average start this year is 14.6, nearly seven positions better than his career average of 21.3.

* Kenseth's average finish this year is 9.9, slightly better than his single-season best of 10.2, posted the year of his Cup Championship in 2003.

Kenseth on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway:
"We've ran pretty good at Loudon lately. It's important for us to go there and run good this weekend because that momentum will carry over to when we return there for the Chase in September. It's important to have a good run for a number of reasons. We ran really good at Chicago last week but didn't get the finish we probably deserved. It's important for us to bounce back strong this weekend at Loudon to kind of put Chicago behind us. But, the important thing to me now is that we're getting our cars to where they can run up front and compete for the win each week, and we're doing that right now."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway:
"Loudon is a good place for us to continue our momentum. I can't say enough about this team and how they are performing this year. Our cars have been good nearly every time we unload at the track, with only a couple of exceptions. The pit crew has been as consistent as ever. They did a great job at Chicago all day. We never lost a position on pit road and they kept Matt up front on the final two stops. We've competed for a number of wins so far and that's a credit to this entire 17 team. It's been a one-race-at-a-time approach that has worked well for us this year and has us operating at a championship level right now."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Matt Kenseth