Matt Kenseth – At Martinsville, I would look for Matt Kenseth to be a high-teens to low-twenties performer. That pretty much sums up his level of performance in the #6 car. At Martinsville, Kenseth performed at a high-level in the #20 car. In 7 of the last 9 races in his other ride he’s finished in the top ten. Currently he has three straight top tens. Earlier this year at Martinsville, Kenseth missed the race because he didn’t have a ride. Last year he swept the top ten and finished 9th both races. In 2016 he had results of 4th and 15th.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Martinsville has been a volatile track for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. He finished 10th in both races last year, in all of his other starts since 2015 he’s finished 32nd or worse. Earlier this year he had a tough race. He started in the rear of the field in a backup car and finished 19 laps down in 37th. By the end of the first Stage he was four laps down because his car was that bad. By Stage #2 he was 9 laps down. Let’s just say, his car was never to his liking. In 2017 at Martinsville he had a great season and had a pair of 10th place finishes. Nobody seen that coming. Last fall he legitimately ran well and when the checkered flag waved he finished 10th. Over the last 100 laps he consistently ran within a few deviations of 10th. In spring 2017 when the checkered flag waved he finished 10th. Also in the race it should be noted he spun on lap 70 which dropped him a lap down. What makes his good finish even more shocking is that in the four races prior to that he had a 37.75 average finish. His results in those events were 40th, 32nd, 39th and 40th.