Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/26/14

HAMPTON, GA - SEPTEMBER 05: Matt Kenseth driver of the #17 R&L Carriers Ford, stands on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 5, 2009 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Ford EcoBoost Ford, walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma on June 22, 2012 in Sonoma, California. (June 21, 2012 - Source: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America) At Sonoma Matt Kenseth wasn’t interested in talking about his potential options for 2013. Nor were Penske Racing or Joe Gibbs Racing, both who are believed to be interested in the services for the 13 year Sprint Cup veteran. Most assumed up until now that Kenseth would drive the #17 car until his NASCAR career was over. Roush Fenway owner Jack Roush has said in the past that the seat belongs to the Wisconsin born driver until Kenseth says so. Considering he’s a past champion and won the Daytona 500 it was a safe bet. Kenseth still has the ability to wield a car as noted by his three wins last year and overall fourth place finish in the standings the last two years. That is before you even consider he is leading the champion...
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