<pre> MATT KENSETH'S RICHMOND BUSCH RECORD Date Start Finish Laps $ Won Status 9/5/97 32 22 248/250 6,800 Running 6/5/98 14 3 250/250 24,965 ...
<pre> MATT KENSETH'S RICHMOND BUSCH RECORD
Date Start Finish Laps $ Won Status 9/5/97 32 22 248/250 6,800 Running 6/5/98 14 3 250/250 24,965 Running 9/11/98 23 4 250/250 21,525 Running 5/14/99 18 3 250/250 28,865 Running 9/10/99 30 20 249/250 16,950 Running
</pre> Notes of Interest
· Matt Kenseth captured his career best Winston Cup finish at California last Sunday, grabbing 3rd place. His previous best finish was a 4th at Dover Downs in September of 1999.
· Kenseth and the DEWALT Race Team did not test at Richmond prior to the Pontiac Excitement 400.
· Matt will be running a brand new #17 DEWALT Ford Taurus at RIR this weekend.
· Kenseth has been the top finishing rookie in six of the first ten races of the WC season. Matt currently leads the 2000 Raybestos Rookie of the Year battle.
Matt Kenseth's Thoughts on Richmond
"We've ran pretty good at Richmond in the Busch Series car, grabbing a few top five's. I've never won there, but we've always run well. It's a fun race track to drive on because you can race side by side. Even though it's a short track, there is still room to pass. Short tracks aren't my favorite race tracks, but I've always enjoyed competing at RIR."
<pre> NASCAR Winston Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year Standings
1. Matt Kenseth 113 1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 102 3. Stacy Compton 81 4. Dave Blaney 76 5. Scott Pruett 60