Matt Kenseth starts eighth in today’s Cheez It 355 at Watkins Glen, New York. Jeff Gordon won the pole for the race run on a road course. Paul Menard starts 20th and Beloit-born Danica Patrick begins the race in 43rd. Kenseth and Menard ran good races in Saturday’s Nationwide Series Zippy 200. Marcos Ambrose won, with Kenseth in fifth and Menard ninth.