CONCORD, N.C. (March 12, 2008) – This weekend, Matt Kenseth will be the second All-Star to sport the colors of Dish Network in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. DISH Network serves as a primary sponsor of three Roush Fenway Racing machines in 15 Sprint Cup Races in 2008. Greg Biffle will drive the No. 16 DISH Network Ford Fusion in 11 Sprint Cup races, Carl Edwards in the No. 99 Ford for three races and Kenseth in the No. 17 Ford for one race. The Roush Fenway team of drivers is dubbed the DISH Network All-Stars.
“Dish Network has been a great partner to Roush Fenway Racing and I’m looking forward to representing them on the track this weekend at Bristol,” said Kenseth. “Carl (Edwards) has raced the Dish Network car twice this year and won both times. Hopefully the (No.) 17 team will have the luck this weekend and put the No. 17 Dish Network Ford in victory lane.”
Only four races into the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and Kenseth is currently 12th in series point standings with one top-five and two top-10 finishes. Kenseth will make his 17th start at Bristol this weekend. In his previous starts at the .533-mile track he boasts, one pole, two wins, seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He has led a total of 742 laps there.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing operates 13 full-time motorsports teams, five in NASCAR Sprint Cup with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; four in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell and Colin Braun; three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Darnell, Braun, Kvapil, Bobby East and John Wes Townley; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.