Matt Kenseth: 'We still have some work to do' at the Monster Mile

BY foxsports • September 28, 2016

Heading to the final race before the first round of eliminations in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Matt Kenseth is looking to rekindle the Monster Mile magic he made in the spring.

In May, Kenseth held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson at Dover International Speedway to seal the victory, as well his fate in this year's Chase.

In 35 Sprint Cup starts at the 1-mile concrete oval, Kenseth has three wins, 16 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes. Add to that three poles and a total of 904 laps led.

"Dover has always been one of my favorite tracks on the circuit and I feel that we've been pretty consistent there more times than not," he said.

According to Kenseth, one key to all his success is staying out of trouble, which can be tough.

I feel that usually when we go to Dover that we're typically a top-10 car as long as we don't get caught up in a wreck or something breaks," Kenseth added. "The biggest challenge of Dover is with the banked straightaways, when there is a wreck, there's really nowhere to go in order to get out of the way."

On Sunday, Kenseth would advance to the next round of the Chase on points with 20 points and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 15 points.

Although Kenseth had a fast enough Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to win there a few short months ago, he feels they can do even better this time around.

"I always enjoy going to Dover, and I feel like we perform pretty decently there, although I'm not sure that we've had the totally dominant car," Kenseth said. "We were fortunate sneaking out the win at Dover in the spring of this year, and we've had some great finishes over the years, but we still have some work to do in order to get our No. 20 Camry up to the next level to be a truly dominant car there."


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