Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion, has been at Michigan International Speedway the last two days doing a tire test for Goodyear on the track’s newly-repaved surface. Kenseth, who finds himself in a four-way tie for third place in the overall point standings, spoke to members of the media about how the test has gone and his season to date during the lunch hour.
MATT KENSETH – No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion – HOW IS THE TRACK? “It’s OK. The biggest thing whenever you get new pavement is to get it kind of burned in and get all the dirt off of it, so we really need more cars to be able to get more than one lane, but the track is just like how it was, really. It’s just got new pavement on it.”
HOW ARE THE SPEEDS? “I would probably say fast to too fast (laughing). They’re pretty fast. I think we saw 215 or 216 on the straightaways, so it’s definitely gonna be fast.”
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