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Press release: Matt Kenseth to make Nationwide Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Roush Fenway Racing

CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2010) - Matt Kenseth is set to make his third Nationwide Series start this season for Roush Fenway Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway driving the No. 16 World Financial Group (WFG) Ford. The Atlanta-based WFG began their partnership with Roush Fenway Racing in 2004 and they are making their first on-track appearance since winning with Carl Edwards at Phoenix International Raceway in 2008.

World Financial Group has sponsored Roush Fenway Racing Fords in all three of NASCAR’s top series’ beginning with Carl Edwards at Atlanta and Darlington Raceway in 2004. The financial services marketing company has been on board for two wins, both secured by Carl Edwards in the Nationwide Series.

Kenseth carries good momentum into the race at Atlanta with impressive Nationwide Series stats at the 1.5-mile track. In 10 starts, Kenseth owns two wins, seven top-fives, eight top-10s and one pole award. His last start at Atlanta came in 2008 where he won the event after starting 10th and leading 14 laps.

"Atlanta is going to be a great race weekend for the No. 16 team and I'm looking forward to running the Nationwide Series race," said driver Matt Kenseth. "World Financial Group began their sponsorship with Roush Fenway back in 2004 and I'm honored that I get to drive their car next weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway under the lights. When we're able to combine a great sponsor like World Financial Group, along with a track like Atlanta where we've had success at in the past, it always makes for an exciting race weekend."

The night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Coverage of the event on ESPN2 begins at 6:30 p.m. EST.