Matt Kenseth won two races on restrictor plate tracks last season winning the season opening Daytona 500 and the fall race at Talladega. On Sunday the Sprint Cup cars return to the 2.66 mile superspeedway for the Aarons 499.
Even with his success at Daytona and Talladega, Kenseth was quick to point out that the target is always moving but credited the rule changes of 2012 for some of his success.
“I think when they changed the rules package to start 2012, with the lower spoiler and got rid of the tandem drafting and all that kind of stuff, that really seemed to help me. I didn’t feel like I was really that great at that tandem drafting and wasn’t really necessarily in your comfort zone or something you felt like you were really good at. There was just a lot going on there and it wasn’t necessarily my favorite kind of racing.” said Kenseth in a Tuesday teleconference.
In four restrictor plate races last season Kenseth had two wins and an average finish of 2.0, numbers that are vast...