CHARLOTTE, NC - Matt Kenseth touched down in Charlotte Tuesday as part of a NASCAR barnstorming tour taking place across the country. Each of the sixteen drivers who qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup traveled to a city or cities to meet with veterans and hype up the postseason.
After Kenseth finished talking with some of our nation's heroes, he started discussing what's next for him and his team. Kenseth enters the Chase coming off a big win in Richmond.
"Right now we're obviously running very well," Kenseth said. "I feel like we're still improving. I still feel like we've got some improvement we can do. So, it's a good time of the year to be running like that for sure."
The Chase will return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 10th for the Bank of America 500. It's a venue Kenseth has thrived in.
"Matt's won every major event staged at CMS," said Doug Rice, president of the Performance Racing Network. "Including the Bank of America 500."
Last season, in the debut of the new Chase format, Kenseth was knocked out in the final round of cuts before the championship. He said the team is in a much better position this year.
"We just got done going, before the spring, about fifty races without a win," Kenseth said. "So, I mean they're all huge events, you want to run competitively each and every week. You want to try to keep that kind of momentum."