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Matt Kenseth has run 15 years in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action for Roush-Fenway Racing and when the checkered flag falls on Sunday evening in Homestead, that long run will come to an end.
It will certainly be emotional for both parties as Kenseth will part ways and move on to pilot the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota next season for Joe Gibbs Racing.
It’s been a great 15 years for Kenseth and Roush. He has 24 career wins, including two Daytona 500 victories, 227 top 10′s, and the 2003 Sprint Cup championship. He also was the Rookie of the Year back in 2000, beating out the ever popular Dale Earnhardt Jr. for that crown.
Many fans, including myself, thought Kenseth’s hopes in the Chase would dwindle by the week as the relationship between the two parties would almost get an awkward point near the end of the year. I questioned the timing of the announcement that Kenseth would be leaving, given that he was leading the points at the time and looking like a legitimate title contender this sea...
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 for Roush Fenway Racing, will end a highly successful chapter of his racing career this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. The 2003 Sprint Cup Series Champion and two-time winner of the DAYTONA 500 will race for the final time in his iconic No. 17 Ford, ending 13 seasons in the Cup Series with Roush Fenway. Kenseth...
CONCORD, N.C. — Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 for Roush Fenway Racing, will end a highly successful chapter of his racing career this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. The 2003 Sprint Cup Series Champion and two-time winner of the DAYTONA 500 will race for the final time in his iconic No. 17 Ford, ending 13 seasons in the Cup Series with...
Matt Kenseth comes into Sunday’s Ford Ford EcoBoost 400 from the Homestead-Miami Speedway with mixed emotions. Sunday marks the final time he will strap into the #17 Ford, the only car he has raced in his 13 year career in the Sprint Cup Series. On the same time there is excitement building as to what the future can hold when he moves to Joe Gibbs Racing for 2013. For now, Kenseth...
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