September 23, 2012 8:12 PM

Kenseth Finishes 14th to Lead Roush Fenway at New Hampshire


Loudon, N.H. (Sept. 23, 2012) – Matt Kenseth led the Roush Fenway effort with a 14th-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards finished 18th and 19th in the race. RFR and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next travel to Dover, Del., where RFR boasts nine wins in Cup action. 


14th –Matt Kenseth

18th – Greg Biffle

19th – Carl Edwards

MATT KENSETH – No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion – “On a long run we had about a 10th-place car, which is probably a little bit better than we usually do here.  But on short runs we weren’t very good at all and then we got that caution there at the end and that didn’t work in our favor.  We were a little bit better on a long run, but weren’t that great overall and was maybe a 10th-place car.”  YOU’RE 11TH IN THE STANDINGS.  ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED WITH HOW THINGS HAVE STARTED?  “I think that’s where we were when we started.  Everybody wants to be leading, but last week was last week and this week we got everything we could get out of our car.  It wasn’t much better than that.  I thought we had really good pit stops and did what we could for strategy.”

GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 3M Ford Fusion – “We were just battling overall grip.  Our car just didn’t have any grip right when we unloaded off the truck and never fixed it.  We were way loose in the corner and had no rear grip. We chattered the front tires.  We chattered the rear tires.  There at the end we chattered all four, so it was just back and forth with all four tires chattering but no grip at all.  We were doing really well in the middle part of the race and I thought, ‘Man, we’ve got something.  We’re going.’  We got up to 10th and then just went straight backwards.  I don’t know what happened.”

CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion – “It was just frustrating.  That’s as fast as our car will go.  We’ve got some work to do and we all know it, so we’re just gonna go back and work really hard.  I think the balance was as good as the guys could get it.  I think Chad and those guys did a good job with it, but there is just something missing from our whole setup and that’s what we’ve got to work on.”




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