Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Matt Kenseth who finished in the 7th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: 5th
Top 5s: 13
Top 10s: 19
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
“Matt Kenseth is a driver who has flown under the radar a lot the past few years. Last year he was outshine at Roush-Fenway Racing by Carl Edwards, this year, well, it might be the same. Edwards has been anointed the face of the organization, a position that Kenseth had inherited after Jeff Burton left. I think that shift plays into Kenseth’s favor, but he’s got four more drivers to eclipse to get back to top of the mountain. Like Johnson before him, it wouldn’t shock me if he’s...