BUSCH: Miami Matt Kenseth/DEWALT Racing Notes

MATT KENSETH'S MIAMI RECORD Date Start Finish Laps $ Won Status 11/09/97 22 6 200/200 19,665 Running 11/15/98 37 4 200/200 47,075 Running NOTES § Matt Kenseth...

MATT KENSETH'S MIAMI RECORD

Date        Start   Finish      Laps        $ Won       Status
11/09/97     22         6       200/200     19,665      Running
11/15/98     37         4       200/200     47,075      Running

NOTES

§ Matt Kenseth captured his 50th career top 10 finish with his 8th place running at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. Kenseth has 84 Busch Series career starts, averaging a top ten finish 60% of the time.

§ Kenseth will be signing autographs at the Pinecrest Home Depot on Thursday, November 11 from 7-8 PM. The store is located at the corner of SW 136th Street and US 1.

§ The DeWALT Team tested at the Homestead Miami Speedway October 18 in preparation for the Hotwheels.com 300.

§ The Busch Series Championship was determined in Phoenix, but Matt Kenseth still has to fight to finish in 2nd spot. Kenseth leads Jeff Green by 66 points going into the Miami race weekend.

MATT'S THOUGHTS

"The DEWALT crew has worked hard all year. Our goal was to win the championship. We just haven't been as consistent this year as we needed to be. To get beat by the same guy two years in a row hurts. On the other hand we've had a good year. We've won more races than last and led about twice as many laps.... We just have to go to Homestead and do the best we can to still finish second in the point's race.... I like the Homestead facility. In the two times I've race there we've been able to grab top ten finishes. It's going to take a top five finish at Miami to stay ahead of Green."

KENSETH'S 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            2      7        199,655
1998         31       3      1            17    23        991,965
1999         31       4      2            14    20        841,100
Totals       84       7      3            33    50      2,038,465

1999 DRIVERS POINTS STANDINGS

1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4467
2   Matt Kenseth        4278 (-189)
3   Jeff Green          4212
4   Todd Bodine         3957
5   Elton Sawyer        3767
6   Jeff Purvis         3570
7   Dave Blaney         3467
8   Jason Keller        3452
9   Mike McLaughlin     3375
10  Randy LaJoie        3303

1999 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RECORD

Pt. 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 Accident5 4/24 Talladega 5 4 113/113 31,650 Running 2 5/1 California 2 1 150/150 73,200 Running 2 5/8 Loudon 16 8 200/200 17,700 Running 2 5/14 Richmond 18 3 250/250 28,865 Running 1 5/23 Nazareth 7 1 168/168 39,100 Running 1 5/29 Charlotte 9 3 200/200 37,975 Running 1 6/5 Dover 14 32 154/200 16,235 Accident2 6/12 S. Boston 21 6 300/300 17,725 Running 2 6/27 Watkins Glen 5 16 82/82 15,375 Running 2 7/4 Milwaukee 8 5 250/250 21,700 Running 2 7/17 Myrtle Beach 9 3 250/250 24,350 Running 2 7/24 Pikes Peak 7 7 250/250 28,575 Running 1 7/31 St. Louis 21 6 200/200 27,450 Running 2 8/6 Indianapolis 9 4 200/200 21,600 Running 2 8/21 Michigan 30 22 97/100 15,900 Running 2 8/27 Bristol 3 1 250/250 45,005 Running 2 9/4 Darlington 6 3 147/147 27,675 Running 2 9/10 Richmond 30 20 249/250 16,950 Running 2 9/25 Dover 1 38 120/200 17,025 Accident2 10/9 Charlotte 1 7 200/200 35,100 Running 2 10/23 Rockingham 7 4 197/197 21,950 Running 2 10/31 Memphis 10 21 249/250 19,875 Running 2 11/6 Phoenix 6 8 200/200 26,475 Running 2 Totals 95.8%) 5940/6199 841,100

1999 SEASON RECAP

Races Led:  15      Average Start:  10.96
Times Led:  34      Average Finish: 11.42
Laps Led:   874     DNF's:          3   

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Matt Kenseth , Todd Bodine , Jason Keller , Jeff Green , Elton Sawyer , Mike McLaughlin , Jeff Purvis , Dave Blaney