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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 The Home Depot/Husky Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on April 21, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
By: Toby Christie – Follow On Twitter @Tobalical
How bad of a day would Sunday at Kansas have been for Joe Gibbs Racing had they not added Matt Kenseth to their team for 2013? Kyle Busch spun twice in the STP 400, and was wiped out of the race all together on his second spin. Brian Vickers, driving the No. 11 car, also spun and caused critical damage to his car as well. Vickers would go on to finish 31st, while Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch wound up 38th.
Then there was Matt Kenseth who started first and finished first. Pretty boring huh? Perhaps on paper, but that’s exactly what Joe Gibbs brought Kenseth in to do — be consistent, and nobody does consistency better than Kenseth (see the year 2003). Consistency is often confused as boring, bu...
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Watch out for Matt Kenseth. The past NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is off to a stellar start to the season.
On Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Matt Kenseth was the driver to watch throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 400. He led the first 74 laps, lost the edge on a pit sequence, then moved back to the front late in the race.
And then he never looked back. Kasey Kahne chased him, but Kenseth...
Matt Kenseth on pole today for STP 400 at Kansas Speedway…
Matt Kenseth takes the checkered flag at Kansas.
Matt Kenseth won his second race of 2013 with a win Sunday at Kansas. It was his second consecutive win at the track after winning the fall race last year.
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Home Depot/Husky Tools Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing | Starting Position: 1st
What made the lap so strong? “It’s not me, it’s everybody at TRD (Toyota Racing Development), JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) and Jason Ratcliff (crew chief) and the boys. Thank Home Depot, Husky Tools and Dollar General. This thing was kind of a struggle most of the day. I felt like...
The STP 400 at Kansas Speedway was a strategic race that saw teams play out a number of different tactics. Matt Kenseth qualified on pole, and led the most laps, but he wasn't necessarily the dominant car all afternoon. The differing strategies mixed the order back and forth, while cautions threw wrenches into the plans of some teams. Still, Kenseth rightly was out front as the...
Matt Kenseth earned his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory of the season on Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway.
The victory was Kenseth’s second consecutive NSCS win at Kansas and 26th career Sprint Cup victory.
Kenseth started from the pole and led a race-high 163 laps (of 267) en route to his second victory in a Camry after joining Joe Gibbs Racing at the beginning...
Matt Kenseth will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag in Sundays race at Kansas Speedway for the STP 400. In winning the pole Kenseth set a new track record.
Coverage of the race will begin on FOX at 12:30 pm EST while the green flag is set for 1:16 pm EST.
The race will consist of 267 laps around the 1.5 mile track.
Denny Hamlin won this event last year while Kenseth captured...
BY JERRY BONKOWSKI (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON APRIL 21, 2013
Joe and J.D. Gibbs may be upset that three of their team's race cars were torn up in wrecks in Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, but any frustration was quickly erased when Matt Kenseth crossed the finish line with his second win of the season for Joe Gibbs Racing.
On the flip side, Kenseth's teammate, Kyle...
Could this be the weekend that Ford finally steps up?
In the first seven races of the season, the Sprint Cup Series has been a battle between Toyota and Chevy. Both manufacturers have enjoyed three trips to victory lane. Toyota Camrys have posted the top qualifying speed in five of the first eight events after Las Vegas time trials were rained out.
With the exception of Carl Edwards...