MATT KENSETH - INDIANAPOLIS ADVANCE Team: No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Big Machine Vodka 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, IMS Radio Network, Sirius XM Channel 90 Matt Kenseth on racing at Indianapolis: “There’s no other track we go to that compares to Indy. It’s two-and-a-half miles, but it’s one of the flattest tracks on the circuit, and it has such long straightaways that you’re carrying a lot of speed going into those flat turns. It’s also pretty narrow and you need to find ways to get track position, because there’s just not a lot of room to pass. When you think about the track being around for more than 100 years and everyone that’s raced there, that’s part of what makes racing at the Brickyard so special.” Kenseth at Indianapolis:
Kenseth will make his 19th MENCS start at Indianapolis on Sunday. In 18 starts, the 2003 Cup Champion has nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.
Kenseth has finished runner-up on three occasions – 2003, 2006, 2016 – and has an average finish of 12.7 with 60 laps led. He’s finished seventh or better in five-straight races, and no worse than 12th in eight of his last nine events at the 2.5-mile track.
Kenseth’s top qualifying effort at Indy came in 2011 where he started ninth. He has an average starting spot of 18.7.
Kenseth also made two starts in the Xfinity Series in 2013 and 2014, finishing seventh and third, respectively.
On the Car
Kenseth will carry the blue and white colors of Wyndham Rewards on the No. 6 Fusion this weekend, the fourth race in 2018 for the award-winning hotel loyalty rewards program.