Texas: Matt Kenseth preview

Fast Facts * Matt Kenseth will be pulling triple-duty this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway as he will compete in the IROC, Busch and Cup races. * In his seven starts at Texas in the Busch series, Matt Kenseth has finished in the top-ten...

Fast Facts

* Matt Kenseth will be pulling triple-duty this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway as he will compete in the IROC, Busch and Cup races.

* In his seven starts at Texas in the Busch series, Matt Kenseth has finished in the top-ten six times, including one win in 2004.

* Matt Kenseth won the Cup event at Texas Motor Speedway in 2002.

* Kenseth will be running chassis number 41 this weekend in Texas. This is the same car the No. 17 team ran under the Trex paint scheme in Atlanta.

* Kenseth will be running chassis number 45 in the Busch race on Saturday. This is the same car that ran at Bristol two weeks ago, where Kenseth finished in the 4th position.

* Matt Kenseth gained the highest number of positions in the Nextel Cup point standings after his 11th-place finish at Martinsville, improving seven spots to 21st in the standings.

Matt Kenseth on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: "Texas is a track that I really like. We've had some good finishes there, including a win in both the Cup and Busch series. It's always nice to go back to a track where you've won in the past because you feel that you have a better chance of success there. I will certainly get a lot of seat time this weekend, running all three races, so I hope that when we combine our past success here with the things I'll learn early this weekend, we'll be strong and come away with some good finishes."

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: "We're bringing car number 41 to Texas, which is the same car we ran in Atlanta. Despite suffering heavy damage in the first lap crash there, the car ran well the rest of the day. Our team is feeling positive after our 11th-place finish at Martinsville. The team really had to work on the car all day and the hard work paid off with a good finish. We will carry that momentum with us to Texas and hopefully continue to turn our luck around this year."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth