June 7, 2020
Atlanta Motor Speedway (Hampton, Ga.)
Distance: 500.5 miles
Start: 19th | Finish: 15th
Points: 22 | Standings: 31st
Details of the Day
Kenseth started 19th after the random draw on Friday.
Atlanta was the fifth race since NASCAR's restart to have no practice or qualifying.
The No. 42 car received left front damage while leaving pit road following the end of the first stage which the team was able to repair
Kenseth was running 13th late in the race when the 88 car made contact with around 20 laps to go
The caution flag was shown five times for a total 24 of laps
The lead changed 21 times among nine drivers
Matt Kenseth, No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
“A lot of challenges again today. We got some damage early, on pit road. We got some damage and lost our track position. We were trying to battle back from that. I felt like we were pretty close to being a top-10 car and got run into again near the very end, which knocked the front end out of alignment. Kind of a disappointing day, but the finish could be worse. I feel like there are some things that we improved on; we learned about our Credit One Bank Camaro, its fast, we’ve just got to put a whole race together. I’m looking forward to going to Martinsville Wednesday night”.
NCS teams will head to Martinsville Speedway this week for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 on Wednesday, June 10. FS1, MRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET.