Matt Kenseth: Far down, but not out of Cup chase

Matt Kenseth joins SportsNation for a chat Tuesday morning, and he discussed the Chase for the Championship as the Sprint Cup series roars into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Kenseth, who wheels the No. 17 Ford for the Roush Fenway Racing, sits fifth in the points race with three races left.

Here are a few highlights of his chat:

Is Texas Motor Speedway a good track for you? How confident are you heading into this weekend?

Kenseth: It's been a good track for us, maybe the best statisically speaking. I love going there but past success doesn't mean much for future success. But I like going there.

Do you feel like this year's Chase was more open than in past years?

Kenseth: It has felt like that. There have been many different guys in contention and just like you say, much more wide open. Not sure if it is the point system or Jimmie not being as dominant or what. I'm not really sure.

Do you still feel as if you have a legitimate shot at winning the Sprint Cup?

Kenseth: I was more confident two and a half weeks ago. We're far down but not out. We would have to have a spectacular few weeks and have the top guys have a down few weeks to get back in it.