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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 were there is numerous numbers and sponsors which could be on Kenseth’s car.
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Matt Kenseth will be getting a new number for his Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion. The Wisconsin native has used the No. 17 since becoming a full-time Sprint Cup driver with RFR in 2000.
The announcement will be made on Monday, May 14 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC.
Kenseth, the 2003 Cup Series champion, is currently second in the standings, seven points behind his...
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Roush Fenway Racing has announced a press conference next Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. RFR will be announcing their new sponsor for long time RFR driver Matt Kenseth.
Announcing a new sponsor has become a fairly common task among NASCAR teams, but changing a more than decade long driver's car number - that doesn't happen every day.
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