WGI: Fast, Fun, Exciting


MATT KENSETH - WATKINS GLEN ADVANCE Team:                   No. 6 NESN Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:         Matt Puccia


GoBowling at The Glen

Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN, Sirius XM Channel 90


Matt Kenseth on racing at Watkins Glen:

“I’m looking forward to Watkins Glen this weekend. It is a fast, fun road course that always proves to be exciting for the fans and competitors alike. We have had some great runs there in the past and some struggles as well. It’s a track where I feel you need to have it all – handling, mistake-free driving, good pit stops and great strategy. Unlike Sonoma there isn’t a lot of tire falloff here so it’s important to pit as soon as you feel like you can make it on fuel, hope for the cautions to fall at the right times and keep that track position.”


Kenseth at Watkins Glen International

  • Matt Kenseth will make his 19th start at Watkins Glen International this weekend. In 18 previous starts, the 2003 NASCAR Cup Champion has two top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

  • Kenseth is coming off his highest finish at the 2.45-mile road course a year ago, where he finished second after starting 15th. He also finished fourth in 2015, one of his four top-10s in his last six starts at the track.

  • Kenseth’s best qualifying effort came back in 2007 where he started third. He also started fifth in 2004, and most recently fourth in 2016.

  • Kenseth also made six starts in the Xfinity series recording three top-six finishes. He crossed the line third in 2008 and finished fifth in 2014, his most recent Xfinity start at the road course.

  • Overall on road courses in the Cup Series, Kenseth has two top-five and nine top-10 finishes with an average finishing position of 17.7, including a 17.5 average at WGI.

On the Car

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