Martinsville DEWALT Racing preview

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Martinsville DEWALT Racing preview
Apr 3, 2001, 11:45 PM

Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at Martinsville Speedway: Date: 04/09/00 Start: 31 Finish: 37 Laps: 498/500 Money Won: $ 38,625 Status: Running Date: 10/01/00 Start: 37 Finish: 34 Laps: 447/500 Money Won: $ 32,700 Status: Running Matt ...

Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at Martinsville Speedway:

Date: 04/09/00
Start: 31 Finish: 37 Laps: 498/500 Money Won: $ 38,625 Status: Running

Date: 10/01/00
Start: 37 Finish: 34 Laps: 447/500 Money Won: $ 32,700 Status: Running

Matt Kenseth's thoughts on Martinsville:

"We are taking car number 1 to Martinsville. We bought the car from Jeff Burton's team when we did the five race Winston Cup Series deal in 1999. It's also the same car we ran last fall. Martinsville is flat and slow so I'll be using a ton of brakes. The car has to turn good in the center and has to get good traction off the corners. If the car is good in those areas we'll have a decent finish."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on Martinsville:

 "We have to focus on qualifying. Last year we qualified poorly, and even though we ran pretty well despite some wrecks, track position is almost everything." 

Spotter Mike Calinoff's thoughts on Martinsville:

 "I'm really hoping for a good qualifying effort by this DEWALT team at Martinsville. Not just because this team can use one, but also because the spotters are assigned their positions on the roof according to the qualifying order. The spotter stand at Martinsville is small and sits next to the scoring booth. If a team qualifies anywhere outside of the top ten, the spotter is forced to view turn four through two panes of tinted glass. That can be pretty tough." 

Qualifying is set for the Winston Cup Series on Friday, April 6th at 3:00 p.m. EST. The green flag will wave at 1:00 p.m. EST Sunday, April 8th to start the Virginia 500. FOX and MRN Radio will broadcast the event live as it happens.

- Amy Walsh

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth
Article type News