Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/1/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #16 CitiFinancial Ford, stands on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Best Buy is sponsoring the #17 in 9 races this season The number 17 has been with Matt Kenseth since he became a full time race car driver at the NASCAR Sprint Cup level. In fact it was also the number of his Busch Series ride prior to Jack Roush purchasing the team. Now there is word that a press conference is coming that may announce a new number and sponsor for Kenseth. Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday that it has scheduled a news conference for Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to introduce a new multi-year partnership for Roush and Kenseth. The release indicates that Kenseth also will have a new number on his Ford Fusion. The press release did not state if the number change was simply for the upcoming Sprint All-Star race which will take place the following Saturday night or if the change was permanent. Last season Jimmie Johnson ran the #5 car in honor of a promotion which Lowe’s was offering 5% off. Without more information this seems to be one of those instances we...

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