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July 15, 2008 3:04 PM

Matt Kenseth Races Through the "Off Week"

CONCORD, N.C. (July 15, 2008) - While most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will spend the last off week of the 2008 season enjoying some rest and relaxation, Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion will do anything but that.

On Tuesday, July 15, Kenseth will return to Wisconsin’s Slinger Super Speedway for the 29th Annual Slinger Nationals. He will be chasing his fourth Nationals title aboard a Joe Wood and Jason Schuler prepared Pathfinder Ford Fusion. Joe and Jason put together the potent mount that propelled Kenseth to the 2006 Nationals title.

Just two days later on Thursday, July 17, Kenseth will participate in the “BOOTLEGGER’S RUN” RACE OF CHAMPIONS at Eagle Raceway near Lincoln, Neb. Top NASCAR icons including: Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Ken Schrader, and Sterling Marlin will battle it out there in two eight-lap late model races on the fastest 1/3-mile dirt track in the country - Eagle Raceway.

After racing for two days, Kenseth will stop off in his hometown of Cambridge, Wisc. for the Ninth Annual Matt Kenseth Fan Club Party which will be held at the MKFC Headquarters on Friday, July 18, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. This is a private event for fan club members only and tickets are now sold out.

Kenseth will wrap up his off week in Newton, Iowa, spending Saturday and Sunday at the Iowa Speedway. Kenseth, along with Kyle Busch will compete in the Rasmussen Group Twin 75s ASA Super Later Models race on Sunday evening - the first race begins at 6:00 p.m.

“It’s funny,” said Kenseth. “Most guys take their off week to go to the beach or to get away from racing and I’m doing just the opposite. But, I always have a lot of fun racing late models and racing with no pressure of points or anything. I’m really looking forward to this week a lot and think it’ll be a nice change of pace for me.”

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