Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/28/12

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 21: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 DeWalt Ford, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2009 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Kenseth has been racing in NASCAR's top series since 1998, and the way things are now with multicar teams dominating the sport, it makes those days seem hardly recognizable. ''When I started, it was a five-car team (at Roush Fenway Racing) and Mark (Martin) and Jeff (Burton) were over here,'' Kenseth said. ''It was really different and nobody talked to each other or shared information. They had their two little groups and it was hard.'' Now, sharing notes among teammates is one of the reasons for the multicar setups. ''It is different today because the cars are almost identical and we share every single thing that goes on from the second they start getting built until the race starts and through the race and everything,'' said Kenseth, a two-time Daytona 500 winner and 2003 series champion. ''I think if you look at the last couple years, all our cars run fairly close on the race track. Usually, typically, you don't have a guy win and another guy run 20th and really miss it....
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