Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/17/14

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Arby's Ford, edges a lead over Scott Wimmer, driver of the #29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Busch Series ARIZONA.TRAVEL 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2007 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
At 10:30 Tuesday morning, Jack Roush assembled his troops to announce Matt Kenseth would no longer be driving the No. 17 Ford after the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The news shocked and saddened many at the Roush Fenway Racing campus. After all, Kenseth was a fixture at Roush for the last 14 years - long before there was a Fenway. He was the first driver to bring home the Sprint Cup championship. He was the first Roush driver to win not one but two Daytona 500s. And not surprisingly, at 40, Kenseth is leading the Sprint Cup points once again. But when news of Kenseth's departure was delivered to the employees that supported him throughout his entire Cup career, one person was missing: Kenseth. "No, I wanted to be a part of that and I didn't know they were telling the shop - when they told them - in time for me to get there," Kenseth said. "So I will try to be there for the team meeting next week and be able to talk to the guys. "But l got there as soon as I could after their a...
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