Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/5/14
JOE GIBBS RACING AT TALLADEGA: Joe Gibbs Racing has 87 Sprint Cup Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway and has earned three wins, 25 top-five, and 38 top-ten finishes. The organization also has led for a total of 836 laps and has an average start of 17.5 and an average finish of 16.4 at the 2.66-mile track. KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 26 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Talladega Superspeedway, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 18.0, has completed 4,631 of 4,924 (94.0 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 294 laps. Kenseth’s first win at the track was last year in October of 2012. RACE FEVER: On Friday, May 3rd, Kenseth will visit the Race Fever event at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame which benefits the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. He will participate in a Q&A session as well as sign autographs for the students in attendance. RACE INFO: The Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 5th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio. Matt Kenseth: “The key to success at superspeedways is always to have a fast car. We had a really great car to start off the year in the Daytona 500, and led a lot of laps, so I feel really good heading into Talladega this weekend. There haven’t been any rules changes since Daytona so I think it’s going to be a track position race. I also think that strategy; including pit stops and restarts are going to be important for getting our No. 20 into the right spot. We learned a lot at Daytona and hopefully we’ll see more of that speed again out of all three of our JGR Toyotas this weekend at Talladega.” Crew chief Jason Ratcliff: “I’m looking forward to Talladega. You don’t ever know if you’re going to bring your car back in one piece, but when we left Daytona, I was really excited about our speedway program. Our cars were good and TRD did a great job with the engines as far as horsepower. All of our JGR cars qualified better than we had in the past. We ran up front all weekend at Daytona, so based on all that, I’m really excited heading into this weekend.”  
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