Originally written October 25, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
Matt Kenseth comes into the TUMS Fast Relief 500 looking for his third win in the Chase and that will be no easy task. In 25 prior starts at the Martinsville Speedway, Kenseth has a best finish of 2nd (2002), three top 5s, and eight top 10s. One year ago he finished 31st, but on the upside in the Spring he finished 4th. Team:   No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion Crew Chief:        Jimmy Fennig Chassis: Primary: RK-806 (Last ran at Loudon) -In 25 Cup starts at Martinsville, Kenseth has completed 12,401 of 12,534 laps (98.9 percent) and led for 72 laps -Kenseth has an average starting position of 22.3 and an average finishing position of 16.0 at Martinsville -Kenseth has achieved three top-five and eight top-10 finishes at Martinsville in the Cup series -This weekend at Martinsville, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion -Entering the weekend at Martinsville, Kenseth is currently ninth in the Chase driver point standings Matt Kenseth on racing at Martinsville Speedway: “I’ve always felt that throughout my whole career that Martinsville has always been one of my weakest links that I’m just not very good there.  It’s been a place that has been difficult for me to tell the guys exactly what I need from the car in order to run well there.  Our performance has been a lot better there lately for the past three or four times we’ve raced pretty competitively, so I’m hoping to go there this weekend and get another decent run for our team and be able to keep improving upon our finishes at Martinsville.” Crew chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Martinsville Speedway: “We are testing at Little Rockingham this week to look at some different geometry on the front end of the car as we prepare for Martinsville.  We’re trying to get our cars a little bit better there because we’ve been able to run in the top ten at Martinsville, but we just need to get our cars rolling through the middle of the turns better.  Matt always races well there, but we just need to make sure that we give him everything in the car so that he has the best set-ups in the car to earn the finishes we deserve.”
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