Matt Kenseth – All-Star Race Advance
No. 6 #DoYouKnowJack Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia
Twitter: @MattKenseth, @Roush6Team and @RoushFenway
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN
Kenseth on the All-Star Race:
“The All-Star Race has gone through a lot of changes over the years, but the addition of restrictor plates may be the biggest. I honestly don’t know what to expect other than the cars will be a lot slower. Our paint scheme this week is a nod to Jack’s first All-Star win in 1998 with Mark Martin. Obviously those two have meant so much to my career, and it’s cool to honor both of them this weekend.”
Kenseth in the All-Star Race
Matt Kenseth will make his 18th consecutive MENCS All-Star start on Saturday, the longest streak of any driver. It’s also tied for the most All-Star starts of any active driver (Kevin Harvick) heading into the weekend.
Kenseth won the All-Star event with Roush Fenway in 2004 and this race marks the 20th Anniversary since Jack Roush and Mark Martin scored Roush Fenway’s first win in the All-Star event with the No. 6 car in 1998.
In 17 starts, Kenseth has seven top five and 12 top-10 results. He has also started on the pole twice in the event – once in 2002 and again in 2007.
Matt Puccia in the All-Star Race
Puccia will call his seventh MENCS All-Star Race on Saturday, and first with Matt Kenseth.
He was atop the pit box for five All-Star appearances with former Roush Fenway driver Greg Biffle, and called the shots for Trevor Bayne in the 2016 All-Star Race.
He led Biffle into the 2015 race after winning a segment in the 2015 showdown, and did the same for Bayne in 2016 after he won segment one. Puccia’s best finish in the All-Star Race as a crew chief came in 2011, a fifth-place finish with Biffle.