Matt Kenseth – Kansas Advance No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia
Twitter: @MattKenseth, @Roush6Team and @RoushFenway
KC Masterpiece 400
Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN
Kenseth on racing at Kanas:
“My goal is to help the team improve, so the first thing I need to do is understand where we’re at currently. I really won’t know that until we start turning some laps and working together, and for me, that starts Friday morning. Kansas has been a good track for me over the years. We’ve won there before with RFR. But, right now, I’m just looking forward to getting back to the track and getting to work."
Kenseth at Kansas Speedway
Matt Kenseth will make his 25th start at Kansas this weekend. The 39-time winner in the Cup series has two victories at the 1.5-mile oval along with seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.
His two wins came in back-to-back events (2012 fall and 2013 spring), with the 2012 race being his last victory with Jack Roush.
He’s also started from the pole three times (2005, 2013, 2016) including the 2013 spring race where he won from the pole in his first race at Kansas for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth also has nine starts in the Xfinity series at Kansas with one win (2013), three poles, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
Matt Puccia at Kansas Speedway
Puccia will be atop the box for his 14th MENCS event at Kansas. He has one top-five and three top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile track, including two with former Roush Fenway driver Greg Biffle, and most recently a 10th-place result with Trevor Bayne in the 2017 spring race.
Kenseth and Roush Fenway
Kenseth piloted Jack Roush’s No. 17 Ford for 13 seasons and brought home the team’s first Cup Championship in 2003 as well as its historic 300th victory with a 2012 Daytona 500 win.
One of the most accomplished drivers of NASCAR’s modern era, Kenseth boasts 39 NASCAR Cup victories, and is one of only six drivers in the sport’s 75-year history to win a Cup Championship, the Cup Rookie of the Year Award and the Daytona 500.
In addition, the Cambridge, Wisconsin native captured the 2004 International Race of Champions (IROC) title, and qualified for the NASCAR playoffs in 13 of its 14 seasons. During his celebrated career, Kenseth has 39 Cup Series victories, 181 top-five finishes, 327 top-10 finishes and 18 pole awards.
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