With Matt Kenseth’s third win on the year last week at Kansas, the Roush-Fenway’s senior (and departing) wheelman continued to resurrect his 2012 Chase.
After starting his Chase trek with a languishing feel, the future Joe Gibbs driver has proceeded to win two out of the last three races and looks poised to make a run at a top-five points finish.
That is, of course, not the most satisfying of results considering his high-flying (and points-leading) ways in the regular season, but it’s certainly a step forward from being mired around 11th in the Chase standings, and gives way to this week’s debate: With Joe Gibbs Racing and Home Depot festooning his future, will Matt Kenseth continue to close out the 2012 season with force?
That’s the issue at stake in this episode of Bonus Points, a weekly feature in which Sam Salo and Luke Krmpotich debate a current issue in NASCAR. Each writer will assign a “flag” value to his opinion on the question: checkered flag if it’s a slam dunk, green flag...