Fresh off an unexpected first-place finish at the Daytona 500, No.17 driver Matt Kenseth scored his second consecutive victory this weekend at the Auto Club 500 in Fontana, California. Not usually noted for his superior performance on the track, Kenseth and his crew lent a significant amount of credit to the hands of fate for their triumphant double-header. When asked afterwards what contributed to his success at the Auto Club 500 on Sunday, Kenseth replied, “Just you need everything to go right, really, to win these races. Our car handled really good all day, and we had excellent pit stops.” Admitting that his domination at the Daytona 500 last week afforded him no small amount of confidence heading into the Auto Club 500, Kenseth hopes to approach next week’s race in Vegas with a similar attitude. “I feel real good about Vegas. I felt good about coming here. In a way, I don’t think a win will ever be as big in my career as winning the Daytona 500, but in a way this almost feels better.” Continued Kenseth, “I don’t know why, I was more confident coming into this year than I have been in a lot of, lot of seasons. I just feel great about the group we have assembled. Everybody’s having fun, everybody’s loose and everybody’s performing at the same time.”
Kenseth’s next showdown on the track is scheduled for next Sunday, March 1, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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