Talladega: Matt Kenseth preview

Fast Facts * Matt Kenseth has one top-five and three top-ten finishes at Talladega. * Matt Kenseth has led at least one lap in eight of his 10 starts at Talladega. * The No. 17 team will be bringing car number 40 to Talladega next weekend.

Fast Facts

* Matt Kenseth has one top-five and three top-ten finishes at Talladega.

* Matt Kenseth has led at least one lap in eight of his 10 starts at Talladega.

* The No. 17 team will be bringing car number 40 to Talladega next weekend. This is the same car that ran for the first time in the fall race at Talladega last year, which Kenseth drove to a 14th-place finish.

Matt Kenseth on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: "There's nothing quite like racing at Talladega and Daytona, where the draft is so important and the racing is so close. I've yet to get a win in a restrictor plate race and that's definitely something that I want to do. I've been lucky and managed to stay out of the huge wrecks for the most part at Talladega. If we can do that this weekend, hopefully we can post a strong finish. I figure our luck has to turn around sometime."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: "I'm confident in the engine we'll be bringing to Talladega. We had engine trouble at Daytona this year, but I'm not concerned about it. The other Roush teams didn't have the trouble we did, and I know the Roush-Yates motors are strong. A lot of what happens at Talladega is out of your control. You have to hope you don't get caught up in any trouble, and you must use pit strategy to put yourself in a good position for the end of the race."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth