Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/TheDarkKnightRises/National Guard/ Chevrolet, is congratulated by Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Ford EcoBoost Ford, in Victory Lane after Earnhardt won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (June 16, 2012 - Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America)
The latest news is the decision for the split between Matt Kenseth and Roush Fenway Racing was the drivers. Kenseth is expected to join Joe Gibbs Racing and drive the #20 Home Depot car under the Toyota banner.
Kenseth had spent his entire Cup career (save on start) with Roush Fenway Racing driving the #17 Ford. Team owner Jack Roush had struggled to find sponsorship for this season and next and had been paying for the car to drive out of his own pocket.
When news broke that Kenseth and Roush were parting ways at the end of the year there was plenty of speculation on the reasons. If Matt ...