Originally written April 04, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
JOE GIBBS RACING AT MARTINSVILLE: Joe Gibbs Racing has 86 Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway earning a total of seven wins, 29 top-five, 44 top-ten finishes, and eight poles. The organization also has led for a total of 2,887 laps and has an average finish of 13.8 at the 0.526-mile short track. NEW LOOK ONLINE: Matt Kenseth’s 2013 season has been one full of exciting change – new team, new manufacturer, new sponsors and new crew chief. Last week, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion also received a new website with the launch of the freshly designed MattKenseth.com by RACERSITES. KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 26 Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville, Kenseth has completed 12,901 of 13,034 laps (99.0 percent). Kenseth has led for a total of 73 laps and has earned three top-five and eight top-ten finishes at the half-mile track. A runner-up finish is Kenseth’s career best finish at Martinsville (April 2002). RACE INFO: The STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 7th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio. Matt Kenseth on Martinsville: “Martinsville has typically been one of my weaker tracks, but Joe Gibbs Racing has a great record there, so I’m looking forward to seeing if I can do better with these JGR cars and set-ups. It’s been a track where I feel like I was getting better at the last few years, but it’s always been a place where it’s difficult for me to tell the team what I need in my race car. I think that Jason (Ratcliff) and the guys have done a great job with our short track set-ups already this season so, I’m looking forward to seeing how the weekend goes for our Home Depot Husky Toyota.” Crew chief Jason Ratcliff on Martinsville: “Martinsville is a place Joe Gibbs Racing has had success at in the past and we’ve had strong cars there. I think our short track package has been really good overall, so we’re looking forward to this weekend. We had great cars at Phoenix and Bristol this season already with Matt so I’m hoping to have similar success with our Husky Toyota at Martinsville. Martinsville is unique when it comes to set-ups. It seems like short tracks where aerodynamics aren’t that big of a factor, a package that runs well there usually continues to run well even with this year’s rules packages.”
PLAYERS: Matt Kenseth
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

Report: Carson Palmer's nerve injury 'still lingering'

Adam Dunn to retire after 14-year MLB career

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision, will learn from it

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tiger Woods to open restaurant in Florida next year

Royals beat A's in extras, win first playoff game since '85

Mark Davis: Raiders head coaching job will be 'enticing'

Fan on Craigslist offers Nats playoff tickets for threesome

Brady snubs rookie Garoppolo after touchdown pass

Cung Le suspended for failed HGH test

WATCH: Smith tells Panthers to go home and mow his lawn

The best games on the NFL slate in Week 5

Aaron Rodgers says smoking gesture a tribute to Jay Cutler

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

Jeter introduces 'The Players Tribune,' 'The Voice of the Game'

Grading each NFL's team's play at quarter-season mark

MLB.com posts wrong story saying A's won game

WATCH: Brett Favre in new nose hair trimmer commercial

WATCH: Michigan students protest, call for AD to be fired

Marlins president: We're not trading Giancarlo Stanton

Heckling Knicks fan suing team over ejection

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Brady snubs rookie after TD pass

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Could Jon Gruden return to Oakland?

Marlins: We're not trading Stanton

Study: 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Heckling fan sues Knicks over ejection

Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

This weekend in NFL stupid

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.