Rockingham II: Matt Kenseth preview

MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON ROCKINGHAM: "I am excited about going back to Rockingham. It is the site of good things for this team and myself. I won my first Busch race there with Robbie Reiser and also it was our first win of this season after last...

MATT KENSETH'S THOUGHTS ON ROCKINGHAM:
"I am excited about going back to Rockingham. It is the site of good things for this team and myself. I won my first Busch race there with Robbie Reiser and also it was our first win of this season after last season's dismal performance. I think we will have a shot at it again, and hopefully my DEWALT team will take the pit crew championship again like they did last year. They are such a huge part of the big picture because these days it takes the driver, the car, the crew chief, the motor and the pit crew to win a race."

CREW CHIEF ROBBIE REISER'S THOUGHTS ON ROCKINGHAM:
"We are taking car number 14 this weekend to Rockingham. It is the same car that we won the spring race with and also raced at Darlington. Every race counts until the end if we are going to keep ourselves in the top-10 so we expect a good run this weekend. The crew is ready for the pit crew challenge. I would like to see them win it again, but this year there is a lot more pressure on them. I have told them this is their chance to shine, and its about them so they should have some fun with it."

SPOTTER MIKE CALINOFF'S THOUGHTS ON ROCKINGHAM:
"Anytime you go back to a track where you've won - especially during the same season - it gets you pumped up and you know that you've got to be on your game. It's also going to be exciting for our guys to go out and defend their Pit Crew World Championship."

NOTES OF INTEREST:

BLOOMIN' FAVORITE...Matt Kenseth is tied for the series lead with teammate Kurt Busch for the Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Favorite Driver of the race award.`The payoff is $75,000 at the end of the season.

PIT CREW COMPETITION... On Saturday, November 2nd, the DEWALT team will compete against the top- 25 teams for the Pit Crew Champion title. The purse is worth $40,000 if the winning team breaks the world record set by the DEWALT team last year of 17.65 seconds.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Kurt Busch