Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/28/14

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 Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) announced today that he is going to Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) to drive the #20 Home Depot Toyota in 2013. Jason Ratlcliff will be his crew chief. Fans have been waiting for this announcement for months. Kenseth first mentioned he was leaving RFR in June, but didn’t give any details as to where he was going. It was later found out that there was a clause in Kenseth’s contract that prevented him from speaking about a new contract until sometime in August. When talks of Joey Logano not re-signing with JGR started in the mix, fans connected where Kenseth was going, but today’s announcement makes the highly anticipated move official. Kenseth spent his whole NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career with Jack Roush and the RFR Team. He won 22 races with the organization at this point and was also the 2003 champion. Kenseth won the Daytona 500 opener this season and is locked into this years NSCS Chase which starts the week...
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