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In the Chase's only race under the lights, Matt Kenseth shined the brightest. Kenseth pulled away Saturday to jump from fifth to third in the Cup standings, trailing leader Carl Edwards.
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CONCORD, N.C. -- Matt Kenseth won his only Cup title in 2003 and NASCAR immediately changed the championship rules. He always resisted the urge to take it personally despite the overwhelming evidence that his methodical but nondescript season forced NASCAR to pump some life into the system by creating the current Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Now, eight years later, he&...
With a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship and 21 career wins, it seems ridiculous that Matt Kenseth still has to audition.
Without a sponsor for next season, though, the 39-year-old racer was wheeling the No. 17 Fluidmaster Ford for all it was worth on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
No, Kenseth doesn't have a 2012 sponsor -- yet. But he does have team owner Jack Roush...
CONCORD, N.C. - Matt Kenseth won his only Cup title in 2003 and NASCAR immediately changed the championship...
Victory Lane has been an ugly scene for Matt Kenseth this year, and not because of sticky beverages slung all over the place.
Nothing seems to match. In Charlotte, Crown Royal fire suits clashed with the colors of the umpteenth different one-off sponsor Jack Roush has slung together for his Sprint Cup champion and Daytona 500 winner. Roush has pieced Kenseth’s sponsors on the fly...
Exit Jimmie Johnson and enter Matt Kenseth?
No, we're still not counting the five-time champion out, but Matt Kenseth lept to the top of the Chase contender list with his win in the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night. Kenseth beat Kyle Busch on two late restarts, the second with 12 laps to go and pulled away for his third win of the season.
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Matt Kenseth led 46 laps drove away from Kyle Busch on the final restart to win the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Kenseth started on the outside of the front row in his No. 17 Fluidmaster Ford and had a fast car throughout the race. However, he had to make up track position in the middle stages of the race after becoming mired back in traffic...
Last Thursday, Matt Kenseth said he didn't believe the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion would have to win a race to capture the title, but he was quick to add, "It sure pays a lot of points."
Kenseth, however, took nothing for granted. He masterfully pulled off the victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night to climb from fifth to third in the points standings...
NASCAR's championship race took another turn Saturday night when Matt Kenseth staked a claim on the title with a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kenseth's victory, his third of the season, was his first win since the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship began five races ago.
The endless sponsor plugs in NASCAR can be almost comical sometimes, and a skilled driver can always figure out a way to name-drop a company into any conversation.
Race: Bank Of America 500 Track: Charlotte Winner: Matt Kenseth What happened: Kenseth motored past Kyle Busch, then held on after a restart to take the win. History: This is Kenseth’s 21st career win and third in 2011. Points: Carl Edwards … Continue reading →
Matt Kenseth has staked his claim on NASCAR's championship with a win Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kenseth passed Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go then held Busch off on a restart to win his first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Matt Kenseth gets it done at Charlotte.
Has Matt Kenseth blown his cover? Brant James examines the driver's Chase ascension, the tough road ahead for Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon's rapid undoing and more from Charlotte.