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PLAYERS: Matt Kenseth
Today was the official announcement stating that Matt Kenseth would race for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013. It has been rumored for months that Kenseth would drive the No. 20 Toyota for JGR but the thing everyone wanted to know was why? Why would Matt Kenseth, a former series champion, and two time winner of the Daytona 500 leave an organization that he had so much success with? Why would Kenseth leave an organization he elevated to the upper echelon of NASCAR for over a decade? I heard nothing about winding down or ending his career at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth made two statements that [...]

Slideshow: 17 Memorable Matt Kenseth Paint Schemes

Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 for Roush Fenway Racing announced earlier this week that he is leaving RFR and headed to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013. In doing so, he will be leaving the #17 Ford that he has driven since 1999. We have compiled 17 of his most memorable paint schemes from through out his rich history at Roush Fenway. We bid him fair well at the end of the year onto...

Matt Kenseth to ride for JGR

Matt Kenseth is bringing his shtick -- and a whole arsenal of tricks -- to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013. "Surprise," the 2003 NASCAR Cup champion said to start the news conference formally naming him as the future driver of the No. 20 Home Depot/Dollar General Toyota on Tuesday. But it really was no surprise at all. Not after the shock wore off from the initial announcement...

Matt Kenseth to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) announced today that he is going to Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) to drive the #20 Home Depot Toyota in 2013. Jason Ratlcliff will be his crew chief. Fans have been waiting for this announcement for months. Kenseth first mentioned he was leaving RFR in June, but didn’t give any details as to where he was going...

Kenseth makes move to JGR official

Matt Kenseth has made his move to Joe Gibbs Racing official, more than two months after he told Roush Fenway Racing he was leaving. Kenseth won his second Daytona 500 this season and is one of the top contenders for this year's Sprint Cup championship. But he decided in June that his 13th Cup season with Jack Roush would be his last. He was unable to explain his reasoning in...

Changing Places: Kenseth, Logano switch teams

((ht: Matt Kenseth/Ctsy: Well, NASCAR's version of the Carousel has begun, only a little bit earlier than normal. Matt Kenseth made it official today and was announced, well actually, presented as the newest driver for the Joe Gibbs Racing team. Kenseth is leaving long-time partner Roush-Fenway racing after 15-years. And he will be replacing...

Joe Gibbs Racing To Announce Kenseth Signing Today

Joe Gibbs Racing has a 1pm EST press conference scheduled to announce they have signed 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth to a multi-year deal. It is assumed that The Home Depot will stay on the #20 Toyota. The exact number of races is unknown, as this year was the first they split time with other sponsors, including Dollar General. We will update when we learn more at 1 PM.

NASCAR News & Notes: Kenseth to JGR official, Logano to Penske

As a Green Bay Packers fan, Matt Kenseth knows the shock many had seeing quarterback Brett Favre wear another team’s uniform. Kenseth says he doesn...

Matt Kenseth to Joe Gibbs Racing: What the Signing Means for Sam Hornish Jr.

Matt Kenseth announced today that he will pilot the No. 20 Toyota in 2013 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth will fill the seat currently occupied by Joey Logano. With Kenseth coming that means Logano is out next season and JGR president J.D. Gibbs made it sound today that Logano would be heading to Penske's No. 22 ride next season. Gibbs said, "Logano wasn't thrilled, but...

Gibbs Confirms Logano’s Plans; Nationwide Plans

During the press conference to introduce Matt Kenseth as Joe Gibbs Racing’s new driver, J.D. Gibbs explained what they had planned to do with Joey Logano, had they kept him, and what they want to do with the Nationwide Series teams in 2013. When they began talking to Kenseth, the plan was to put Logano down into the Nationwide Series full time with a couple of Sprint Cup Series...

Ford Racing AdvoCare 500 Race Recap

It was a disappointing night for the Ford Racing drivers at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500. The best finishing driver was Matt Kenseth, who came home in the 9th position. After him it was Greg Biffle in 15th, Trevor Bayne in 16th, and Marcos Ambrose in 17th. The biggest disappointment was Carl Edwards finishing 16th and effectively ending his bid to...
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