Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Ariz. October 28, 2001 Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at Phoenix: Date: 11/05/00 Start: 12 Finish: 42 Laps: 53/312 Money: $45,700 Status: Accident Matt Kenseth's thoughts on ...
Checker Auto Parts 500
Phoenix International Raceway
October 28, 2001
Matt Kenseth's Performance Summary at Phoenix:
Matt Kenseth's thoughts on Phoenix:
You qualified well last year at Phoenix. Do you foresee the same type of
results this year?
"Well, last year we qualified really well. Unfortunately, we had a good car and got caught up in a wreck early and could not get the car fixed to where it was safe to get back out on the track. We plan on taking the same setup back and hopefully the result will be better than the last time."
Does the track at Phoenix remind you of any other tracks?
"PIR reminds me of some tracks I used to run in Wisconsin. It's pretty flat and even though I've only run there a few times, I'm hoping to get more experience and get a good finish."
You are participating in a study for Gatorade before Phoenix. What can
you share about that?
"Well, it's a pretty cool deal. I will be going through tests that Mia Hamm and Derek Jeter have done for Gatorade. It's awesome to be affiliated with Gatorade, because of how serious they are about hydration. I will have to ride a bike or a treadmill for an hour and see how drinking Gatorade will help me stay hydrated. I'm eager to see the results."
Crew Chief Robbie Reiser's thoughts on racing at Phoenix:
"We have five races to go and are within striking distance of at least 11th in points. With the Talladega finish, we are in position to move up into 13th. The key has to be consistency. We finished 14th last year, so our goal for the rest of the year is to keep that car up there in the top 10. We are going to go into Phoenix with that mindset, and finish what we started."
Spotter Mike Calinoffâ^À^Ùs thoughts on Phoenix:
"The toughest part of spotting at Phoenix is that the spotters stand is in turns one and two. It creates a parallax view, which makes it difficult to clear the cars on the front and backstretch."
NOTES OF INTEREST:
Matt Kenseth will sign autographs at the Home Depot in Avondale, Arizona from 6-7pm.
Matt Kenseth will participate in testing at Gatorade Sports Science Institute in Chicago on Wednesday, October 24th before he heads to Phoenix.
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