Martinsville II: Matt Kenseth preview

Kenseth on racing at Martinsville Speedway: "It's really hard to be patient at Martinsville because it always seems like you're getting run into or you're running into somebody. We're always racing for the little bit of room we have on the...

Kenseth on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"It's really hard to be patient at Martinsville because it always seems like you're getting run into or you're running into somebody. We're always racing for the little bit of room we have on the track, so it can easily become a frustrating place. It's not a tricky racetrack to get around, but a lot of times, it gets tough to be able to tell my crew what we need to change on the car in order to have it handle exactly how I need it to. It's a place where you race hard all day long in order to get good track position, but you have to be patient as well in order to get a solid finish."

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"Martinsville Speedway is your typical short track racing because it's always a place where there's a lot of rubbing and racing for position during the race. Qualifying is really important at short tracks, as well as having a car that drives well in the turns. We'll make sure that our No. 17 Ford turns well in the center of the turns for Matt, but it also needs to have good speed and grip off the turns in order to race down the short straightaways."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth