Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/14/14

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 21: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 DeWalt Ford, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2009 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
CAMBRIDGE, Wis. Traces of the local boy's rise to national prominence on the NASCAR circuit are abundant in the streets of Cambridge, a source of pride that folks in town hold close like a badge of honor.A giant No. 17 logo is fastened to the top of the fire department building. That's the number Cambridge native and NASCAR superstar Matt Kenseth drives each weekend in the Sprint Cup Series. The fire department numbered one of its trucks 17 in his honor, too. The town of Cambridge even has a street named after him.They haven't forgotten where Kenseth received his start, traveling to nearby towns in the late 1980s winning short track races. And they have maintained their loyalty to Kenseth, a two-time Daytona 500 winner and a former Winston Cup Series champion. "It's pretty cool just to see that people from a small town can make it at a big level and be successful," said Cambridge resident Owen Johnson."It's a big deal," said Dawn Johnson, owner of the Sports Page bar in Cambridge. ...
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