MATT KENSETH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Matt Kenseth can’t forget the Daytona 500 win that got away in 2016

Matt Kenseth was less than a lap from winning last year's Daytona 500 before teammate Denny Hamlin had other ideas.
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago

Vote now: Which driver will win their third Daytona 500 first?

When the green flag drops in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, there will be four drivers in the field that will be battling for their third victory in the Great American Race -- Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Michael Waltrip. In the days leading up to Super Bowl LI Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX, FOX Sports' Chris Myers and FOX NASCAR analyst Larry...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Erik Jones believes new race format will help rookie Cup drivers

Monster Energy Cup Series cars have changed a ton since the last time rookie Erik Jones was behind the wheel of one.Jones drove the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for Kyle Busch at Kansas Speedway in the spring of 2015 while Busch was recovery for a serious leg injury.He also took over the No. 20 car for Matt Kenseth at Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway later that year, as...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

Dale Earnhardt Jr. fastest in test session at Phoenix

Dale Earnhardt Jr. can't get to Daytona International Speedway for the 2017 Daytona 500 that will be televised live on FOX fast enough.And if the two-day NASCAR test session that wrapped up Wednesday at Phoenix International Raceway is any indication, he will be going plenty fast once he gets there.Back behind the wheel of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet after missing the...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

Previewing 2017: Matt Kenseth

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season for 24 drivers. We will release one driver preview per day over a 24-day stretch. Age: 44 Years in Cup: 19 Career Wins: 38 Biggest Accomplishment: 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship (Then Winston Cup Series) While change is common...
Via Motorsports Tribune
13 days ago

Kenseth doesn't understand Edwards' retirement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Matt Kenseth has had several conversations with Carl Edwards, and none has given him any insight into why his teammate suddenly retired. Edwards abruptly walked away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing two weeks ago. Team owner Gibbs informed his drivers of Edwards' decision on a Sunday night conference call, and nothing that Edwards...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Toyota carry their 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup success into 2017?

If Drake was to ever become a bandwagon fan in NASCAR, he’d be taking warm-up laps in a Camry. What a time to be alive for Toyota racing.2016 was a groundbreaking year for Toyota in many respects. They hope to take that momentum and carry it into 2017. In a sport where Ford and Chevrolet has dominated the scene for more than 30 years, Toyota secured its first-ever NASCAR Sprint...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CUP: Matt Kenseth Misses Final Chase Cut at Phoenix

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth has his title hopes dashed after being taken out on the final restart and finishing 21st.
Via FOX Sports
November 13, 2016  |  Discuss

John Krasinski landed role of Jim on ‘The Office’ after commercial with NASCAR’s Matt Kenseth

Jim Halpert might not be the lovable character we know today if it wasn’t for NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth. Actor John Krasinski, who played the role for nine seasons on the popular NBC sitcom The Office, reportedly landed the show after getting noticed in a commercial with Kenseth in 2002, according to NASCAR.com. The commercial ended up being watched by The Office‘s Greg Daniels...
Via The Comeback
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth makes 'uncalled for' move to win Slinger Nationals

Matt Kenseth returned to his home state of Wisconsin on Tuesday night to win his seventh Slinger Nationals title at Slinger Speedway. Kenseth knocked fellow Joe Gibbs Racing driver Erik Jones out of the way on a late restart to win the event, but Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway wasn't too impressed with his own move. "My move wasn't a very...
Via FOX Sports
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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