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Next season Matt Kenseth will join Joe Gibbs Racing. While Kenseth has denied that the move to Gibbs had anything to do with his son Ross’ racing career, the move has nonetheless opened up a different set of opportunities for the 19-year-old. One of those opportunities may be with Kyle Busch Motorsports as Busch said he “like to do something with Ross.”
Of course the biggest obstacle for Busch is “trying to get funding.” Busch went on to say that “There’s no backing for some of the drivers that are here right now. The price is obviously cheaper in the truck series. You can start small and grow big. But it’s hard to get interest there.”
To his credit Ross Kenseth is deserving of the interest that Busch and others have in him. Currently enrolled at Clemson University the son of the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion has won a series of prestigious short track races this year. Kenseth won the Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway in Indiana in July. In the last month Ross has won the All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway (Nashville, TN) and the Winchester 400 (Winchester, IN), he competed against Busch in both events.
Ross’ father has said that his pockets are not deep enough to continue to field teams for his son but has remained supportive and believes his son deserves a chance.
“The funny thing about this sport is I’ve seen Late Model champs come to (NASCAR) and struggle and some guys that you never expected would be competitive run strong,” Matt Kenseth said. “You never know until you get here, but he’s matured and grown a lot as a driver.”
Busch hopes to announce the driver lineup for his truck series team by the final weekend of the NASCAR season at Homestead.
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Kyle Busch would love to offer Ross Kenseth a Camping World Truck Series ride in 2013.
While Busch is quite impressed with Kenseth and has raced against the 19-year-old in various series, the biggest stumbling block for inking a deal could be sponsorship.
"I'd like to do something with Ross," Busch said. "It's just a problem trying to get funding. There&...
Dale Jr., Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick have reason to smile after Texas. They all made lemonade out of days that started out as sour as lemons. Photo Credit: John Gress/Getty Images for NASCAR
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Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway several of NASCAR’s biggest names found themselves in huge trouble in the middle-to-late stages of the...
The Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) team returned to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth hopeful for a better finish than in the spring race, a 30th-place result due to an overheated engine. This time, the driver would be team owner Kyle Busch, who from 2008 to 2010 at TMS swept five consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series races and was looking for his sixth career victory at the...
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kurt Busch scored his first top-10 as a Furniture Row Racing driver, finishing eighth in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch, who was competing in only his fourth race with the Denver, Colo.-based team, made a late charge to notch his 172nd career top-10.
The finish was also Busch’s best on an oval this season...
Matt Kenseth led the Ford Racing drivers across the finish line by coming home fourth in the AAA Texas 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle was the only other Ford driver in the top 10, finishing in 10th place. Below are quotes from both of those drivers plus a few other Ford Racing drivers on their race.
MATT KENSETH, No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion (Finished 4th) – YOU...
The drivers are at Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500. Jimmie Johnson is on the pole for the second week in a row, after winning from that same position, just last weekend at Martinsville.
Johnson is your points leader in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Title, leading Brad Keselowski by 2 points.
Keselowski will roll of the grid in eighth position. Keselowski was fastest...
Kyle Busch, 4th place finisher, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 3rd place finisher, and Ryan Blaney, 2nd place finisher, all talked to the media after Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge from the Texas Motor Speedway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – There is no denying Kyle Busch’s ability when it comes to the 1.5-mile Lone-Star-State Track of Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth. Across 36 career starts in all three of NASCAR’s premier racing series, Busch has recorded seven wins, 20 top-five finishes, 22 top-10 finishes and two poles. This week he’ll visit the appropriately referenced “No...
Kyle Busch and the Dollar General Racing team overcame battery charging issues early in the WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway to post a hard-fought fourth-place finish. Despite making two stops on pit road under caution to address the charging issue, the team was able remain on the lead lap. After restarting from the 23rd position on lap 70, Busch maneuvered his way...
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MATT KENSETH - WINNER
#17 Ford EcoBoost Ford
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5
· Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 11.1
· Led 21 races for 477 laps
Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:
After sweeping the field two weeks ago at Kansas, Roush Fenway Racing returns to the mile-and-a half-track of Texas Motor Speedway where RFR has won 18 NASCAR races, including five in the past two years and a weekend sweep this spring.
Race: AAA Texas 500
Date: Sun. 11.4.12, 3:00 p.m. EST
Coverage: ESPN TV, PRN, Sirius 90
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No...
Kyle Busch led the way with a lap of 29.502 seconds in the final practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge from Texas. Rounding out the top five was Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Danica Patrick, and Sam Hornish, Jr.
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