BUSCH: Fontana Matt Kenseth/DeWALT Racing Preview

MATT KENSETH'S CALIFORNIA RECORD Date Start Finish Laps $ Won Status 10/19/97 4 3 150/150 41,225 Running 7/19/98 3 3 ...

MATT KENSETH'S CALIFORNIA RECORD

Date Start Finish Laps $ Won Status 10/19/97 4 3 150/150 41,225 Running 7/19/98 3 3 150/150 48,425 Running *Led laps 96-97

NOTES

Matt Kenseth moved into second position in the Busch Series points races after his fourth place finish at Talladega. Kenseth is now 100 points away from leader Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Matt will be running the same car he ran at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March, a Hutcherson Pagan standard snout Monte Carlo.

Kenseth's been to the California Speedway just twice and has walked away from both races with third place finishes. Matt has led just two laps at the speedway.

Matt is just $57,340 away from earning 1.5 million dollars in his Busch Series career. Kenseth will be making his 63rd Busch Series start in the Auto Club 300. California Speedway Breakdown

Starts: 2 Laps Completed: 300/300 = 100% Average Start: 3.5 Top 5's: 2 Average Finish: 3 Top 10's: 2

MATT'S THOUGHTS ON CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

"I am really looking forward to returning to California. It is a great facility and a fun place to compete. I enjoy racing on the bigger tracks. After running the short tracks and Talladega last weekend, I'm ready to race on a 2 mile speedway. They are my favorite types of tracks. Both races I ran at California I've finished third. I'm hoping we can maybe surpass that mark and get the DeWALT Monte Carlo back into victory lane."

QUOTE FROM TALLADEGA

"I'm not smart enough to win these races yet. I just hold my foot on the floor and steer." - Matt Kenseth, following the Touchstone Energy 300, after finishing 4th.

1999 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RECORD Pts. Date Track S F Laps $Won Status Std. 2/13 Daytona 18 4 120/120 48,500 Running 4 2/20 Rockingham 2 3 197/197 30,045 Running 2 3/6 Las Vegas 20 30 198/200 21,880 Running 4 3/13 Atlanta 13 25 187/195 13,575 Running 6 3/20 Darlington 9 1 147/147 45,200 Running 1 3/27 Texas 5 18 162/163 25,800 Running 2 4/3 Nashville 4 15 319/320 14,700 Running 3 4/10 Bristol 24 35 134/250 13,045 Accident 5 4/24 Talladega 5 4 113/113 31,650 Running 2 Totals (92.5%)1577/1705 245,295

1999 SEASON RECAP

Races Led: 4 Average Start: 11.11 Times Led: 13 Average Finish: 15 Laps Led: 357 DNF'S: 1

1999 Points Information 1 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1241 2 Matt Kenseth 1141 (-100) 3 Elton Sawyer 1127 4 Mike McLaughlin 1114 5 Jason Keller 1083 6 Jeff Green 1078 7 Todd Bodine 969 8 Casey Atwood 954 9 Randy LaJoie 946 10 Terry Labonte 939 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES CAREER STATS

Year Starts Wins Poles Top 5 Top 10 $Won 1996 1 0 0 0 0 5,745 1997 21 0 0 0 7 199,655 1998 31 3 1 17 23 991,965 1999 9 1 0 4 4 245,295 Totals 62 4 1 23 34 1,442,660

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Matt Kenseth , Terry Labonte , Todd Bodine , Jason Keller , Jeff Green , Elton Sawyer , Casey Atwood , Mike McLaughlin