Thursday, March 16, 2017

Matt Kenseth's No. 20 Tide PODS Toyota Camry

Matt Kenseth's No. 20 Tide PODS Toyota Camry

Camping World 500 Phoenix International Raceway 'Tide PODS Ride'

Matt Kenseth's No. 20 Tide PODS Toyota Camry #NASCAR

JOE GIBBS RACING AT PHOENIX Joe Gibbs Racing has 95 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway and has earned two wins, 27 top-five, and 46 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 1,427 laps, has an average start of 12.7 and an average finish of 13.4 at the 1.0-mile track in Avondale, AZ.

KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS AT PHOENIX:  In 28 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Matt Kenseth has completed 8,266 of 8,830 laps (93.6 percent) and has led for a total of 267 laps. Kenseth has earned one win, six top-five finishes, 11 top-ten finishes and one pole award at Phoenix.

THE RETURN OF AN ICON: Tide will return to the track for the first time in 2017 with Joe Gibbs Racing for the Camping World 500 at Phoenix. Reigniting a legacy that spanned across three decades, this is the first of a three-race primary sponsorship deal announced in February that will power Matt Kenseth’s “Tide PODS Ride” this season.

Check out the cool video featuring WWE Superstar 'Big Show' alongside NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth and showcasing the power of Kenseth’s No. 20 Tide PODS Toyota Camry. The No. 20 Tide PODS Toyota Camry will debut at Phoenix International Raceway on March 19 - just like Tide PODS, small can be powerful.

A POWERFUL NEW LOOK: Careful thought went into the design creation of the 2017 No. 20 Tide PODS Toyota Camry, which is sure to turn heads on the track. This year’s design pulls through cues from Tide’s unforgettable orange and yellow colors with the iconic “Tide target” on the hood honoring the brand’s 20-year racing history. Moving from front to back, the car is a visual representation of how Tide has evolved through the years introducing the revolutionary and powerful Tide PODS.

RACE INFO: The Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile) begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 19th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Matt Kenseth: “Phoenix has been a tough track for me in the past, but we ran really well there last November. Unfortunately, we got that caution with a lap and a quarter to go, and ended up losing the race, so I’m looking forward to going back to Phoenix and being able to redeem ourselves and get a win or a good run this weekend. It’s always hard to predict what’s going to happen during a race, and I think that unless strategy comes into play during a stage, it really doesn’t affect how a driver races in this new format. You want to lead every lap that you can no matter what, and that’s always how I approach each race. This will be the first weekend with Tide on our Camry for the season, and it’s so great that their powerful brand is back in the sport.”

From the Pit Box:

Jason Ratcliff: “Even though Phoenix is a short track, it’s pretty aero-sensitive, so I think that the new rules package will show up at Phoenix this weekend big time. It’s also forecasted to be a bit warmer than what we typically see this time of the year when we visit. We’ve had some good runs at Phoenix in the past, and we had a really great run going there last Fall, so I feel pretty good about the weekend ahead. It’s also the same tire for this weekend that we ran last year, so at least that’s one variable that won’t change on us heading into this weekend. I’m looking forward this this weekend though, and it’s great to have Tide back aboard our No. 20 Camry.”

No. 20 Tide PODS Toyota / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:

Driver –
Matt Kenseth
Crew Chief –
Jason Ratcliff
Car Chief –
Jason Overstreet
Engineer –
Levi Porter
Engineer –
Mike Lorusso
Shock Specialist – 
Scott Myers
Mechanic – 
Chris Sherwood
Mechanic –
Jason Overstreet
Mechanic –
Alan Buzze
Engine Tuner – 
Gregg Wilson
Tire Specialist – 
Jerold Shires
Spotter –
Jason Hedlesky
Jackman –
Graham Molatch
Gasman – 
John Eicher
Front Tire Changer –
Houston Stamper
Front Tire Carrier –
Joe Crossen
Rear Tire Carrier –
Eric Groen
Rear Tire Changer –
Steven Tautges
Pit Support –
Bill Byrne
Pit Support –
Jon Williams
Pit Support –
Alan Copley
Truck Drivers –
Tom McCrimmon & Chris Miko

About Tide PODS:

Named one of 2017’s Products of the Year, Tide PODS is a 3-in-1 laundry solution, consisting of a detergent, stain remover and brightener all in one convenient pac. The concentrated power of Tide PODS is designed to handle a broad range of challenging conditions and soils in both traditional and high-efficiency machines. Tide PODS are available at major retailers nationwide. To learn more about Tide PODS, please visit

About P&G:

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

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