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time that we needed something new. We needed a new attitude and Todd Parrott has been fantastic.

SB: You’ve been near the top of the standings all season; do you keep an eye on them every week or try not to think about it until later in the summer?

Scoreboard: Let’s get the ugly part out of the way first; you replaced your crew chief after Daytona, an unusual move at the beginning of the season. Why make the change and how have things turned out?

Matt Kenseth: First of all, we’re second in the Sprint Cup series right now, so things have gone very well. We just thought that after we didn’t make the Chase last year for the first

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MK: Since the season point total is what determines if you get in the Chase or not you obviously want to do well every week and have the points add up. My thinking is that from Daytona on we try to finish as high as we can each week.

SB: Everybody has to have a sponsor but I have to admit you’ve got one of the best ones in NASCAR. Crown Royal is your sponsor which sure beats a deodorant or car parts. How has that worked out and what roll do you play in that relationship?

MK: Crown Royal has been a great sponsor. I drive for Roush Fenway Racing and they take care of the sponsorship. The Roush people do most of work in the sponsorship department, I mean that’s what they do. They develop that relationship and I do whatever I can to help. They are great people and they’ve been an important part of our success. I’ve known Diageo (parent company of Crown Royal) for a while since they were my sponsor in the IROC Series back in 2003 and 2004.

SB: Nobody has to tell you that it’s a very dangerous sport. Carl Edwards was put on probation earlier this year for rough driving and causing an accident. Do you feel it was handled properly by NASCAR?

MK: I don’t want to judge the people at NASCAR. The rules seem to change all the time. They said at the beginning of the year that they’d let us pretty much police ourselves and that’s what they’re doing. I don’t worry about guys coming after me getting revenge. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84
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