Matt Kenseth – Crown Royal Black Racing – Kansas Advance

Matt Kenseth – NSCS ADVANCE

Team: No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig

Chassis: Primary: RK-698 (last run at Richmond)

Kenseth NSCS record at Kansas Speedway:

Date Event S F Laps Status Earnings

10/04/09 Price Chopper 400 23 39 134/267 Engine $128,290

09/28/08 Camping World RV 400 3 5 267/267 Running $164,866

09/30/07 Lifelock 400 2 35 206/210 Running $133,091

10/01/06 Banquet 400 8 23 266/267 Running $129,516

10/09/05 Banquet 400 1 5 267/267 Running $174,111

10/10/04 Banquet 400 15 17 267/267 Running $77,650

10/05/03 Banquet 400 37 36 220/267 Running $68,575

09/29/02 Protection One 400 27 7 267/267 Running $89,400

09/30/01 Protection One 400 13 32 238/267 Accident $53,900

Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings

Cumulative 9 0 2 3 1 $1,019,399

Kenseth on racing at Kansas Speedway:

“Kansas is very similar to Chicagoland Speedway, but Kansas is just a little flatter in the banking than Chicago. Kansas is a good track, but it’s gotten to be a difficult place to pass during the race. It is a wide and flat track, but with the new car design, our challenge is making sure we can work on the set-ups to combat the fact that we can get pretty tight due to the aerodynamics of these cars. We’re just going to keep building upon what we’ve learned the past few weeks, and focus on making sure we make the right adjustments Sunday afternoon.”

Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Kansas Speedway:

“We’re bringing our car from Richmond and plan to run some of the set-ups that the No. 99 team ran at Chicago earlier this year since they had a great handling car. Our plan is to also use our settings from Dover since we felt we had a good car this past weekend as well and we’ll build off of those set-ups. Kansas is a typical 1.5-mile track but it’s a place that’s tough to pass with this new car because you find the car being aero-tight, so qualifying will be a main focus of ours on Friday. We’ll do a few runs in race trim and then switch over to work on qualifying.”


• Kenseth has an average starting position of 14.3 and an average finishing position of 22.1 at Kansas

• Kenseth has achieved one pole, two top-five’s, and three top-10’s at Kansas in the Cup series

• Kenseth has completed 2,132 of 2,346 (90.9 percent) laps at Kansas and led for a total of 184 laps

• This weekend at Kansas, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford Fusion

• Entering this weekend, Kenseth is currently eleventh in the NSCS driver point standings

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