Kenseth Battles for 15th at Atlanta



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”.

Next:

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.

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