MATT KENSETH NEWS

Elliott Finishes 12th at Indianapolis, Retains Points Lead

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished 12th in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Elliott remains the NASCAR Nationwide Series points’ leader by four points over teammate Regan Smith. Starting fifth, Elliott was shuffled to eighth by the time the first caution flag waved on lap 16.  Elliott complained his car would...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Dillion Wins The Big One At Indy

Kyle Busch set a new track record as he was going for another Nationwide Series win at Indy. Brian Scott stated that I think we got some good speed. Matt Kenseth was able to get the best of the start of the race and the race lead.  Kevin Havick had a bold move and was able to get second on lap one.  Kevin Harvick stayed hot and was able to get the race lead on lap 9.  At lap 16...
Via The Pit Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Dillon wins Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, full results

Ty Dillon won Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro led 24 of the 100 laps finishing ahead of pole sitter Kyle Busch. Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano rounded out the top five. Nationwide Series Results for Indianapolis Ty Dillon Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth Kevin Harvick Joey Logano...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Encouragement for Kenseth

Seeking his first win of the season, not to mention the accompanying ticket to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Matt Kenseth was fastest in opening practice on Friday at IMS. Not one to get overly enthused about a performance in practice, Kenseth nevertheless was encouraged by the speed of his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. “I felt like we had a really good hour-and-a-half...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

First Practice Times: Crown Royal 400

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 48.313 Leader 2 15 Clint Bowyer RK Motors Charlotte Toyota 48.369 -0.056 3 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 48.403 -0.090 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 48.479 -0.166 5 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 48.532[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Practice Times: Lily Diabetes 250

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 49.932 Leader 2 2 Brian Scott Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet 50.396 -0.464 3 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 50.466 -0.534 4 5 Kevin Harvick Morton Buildings Chevrolet 50.476 -0.544 5 20 Matt Kenseth Resers[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Race Preview: Crown Royal 400

This weekend marks the 21st running of the Crown Royal 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon comes in leading the points by 12 over Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, and Jimmie Johnson round out the top-5 in the standings. Entry List Notes This weekend we’ll see[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenseth Stays Third in Sta-Green 200

In a white-and-green Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), Matt Kenseth started third, ran third and finished third in the Sta-Green 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. “We had a pretty solid weekend with our Interstate Batteries Camry. We unloaded pretty close and we qualified third and finished third,...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte And More News

Bobby Labone hopes to drive more races for Circle Sport. Brian Vickers knows little on the RTA that has formed. Axxess Pharma is going to sponsor Cole Whitt for two races. Interstate Batteries is going to sponsor the Matt Kenseth car at New Hampshire in the Nationwide Series.
Via The Pit Stop
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Race Preview: Coke Zero 400

This weekend marks the 56th running of the Coke Zero 400 from the Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Gordon comes in leading the points by 24 over Jimmie Johnson. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Brad Keselowski, and Matt Kenseth round out the top-5 in the standings. Entry List Notes This weekend we’ll see[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Who might deliver a breakthrough win Saturday night at Daytona?

Historically, when we come back to Daytona in July, it's a chance for folks to steal away a win from the expected frontrunners. These are drivers you don't expect to see win week in and week out, but like we always tell you, racing at Daytona like racing at Talladega is the great equalizer. All 43 drivers have a chance of winning. There are a lot of drivers not only trying...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Race car driver Brian C. Rose

who races in the Truck Series has been accused of 15 million ponzi scheme. Joe Gibbs Racing has extended the Matt Kenseth contract and will have Dollar General as a sponsor for extra races.
Via The Pit Stop
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dollar General Extends And Increase Sponsorship With JGR & Kenseth

Huntersville, N.C. (June 28, 2014) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and Dollar General announce today an expanded partnership with a multi-year agreement for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond. In addition, JGR announces the contract extension of driver Matt Kenseth that will keep him behind the wheel[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

JGR and Dollar General Announce Expanded Partnership; JGR Also Announces Kenseth Contract Extension

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and Dollar General announce today an expanded partnership with a multi-year agreement for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond. In addition, JGR announces the contract extension of driver Matt Kenseth that will keep him behind the wheel of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota. Dollar General, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, will increase its...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth and JGR make it a long term relationship

In a time and era where wins mean little and sponsorships mean survival, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that they have extended their contract with Matt Kenseth.  In the same press conference that announced that Dollar General not only will be with JGR and the No. 20 team for the 2015 season and beyond, but that they were also upping the number of races they will sponsor, we heard there...
Via 110 Nation Sports
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting Lineup: John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300

Pos. # Driver Team Time 1 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford 30.802 2 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 30.990 3 33 Paul Menard Libman/Menards Chevrolet 31.019 4 20 Matt Kenseth Resers Toyota 31.080 5 2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Chevrolet 31.128 6 9 Chase Elliott Napa Auto Parts[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Trio in trouble? Kenseth, Bowyer, Stewart still seeking pivotal win

Jeff Hammond believes Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart can all get to Victory Lane before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Meanwhile, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman are both worth watching.
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List for Kentucky Speedway

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to one of the newer tracks on the circuit this weekend when drivers take to the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway. Below you can see the entry list for the Quaker State 400 which will take place Saturday night under the lights. A season ago Matt Kenseth won this race. Kenseth has yet to win this season and currently is fighting for a spot in the NASCAR...
Via Tireball.com
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Despite Struggles, Can Matt Kenseth Nab 1st Victory of the Season at Kentucky

Sparta, Ken- A season ago, Matt Kenseth reached victory lane seven times. That was the most in a single season for the Wisconsin native in his 14 full time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series campaigns. He was the class of the field as he narrowly lost the championship to Jimmie Johnson. This year, most thought it could be the year he becomes a champion for just the second time in his career...
Via Race Review Online
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phone not ringing: Kenseth says Earnhardt Jr. hasn't called

Matt Kenseth expected to hear from NASCAR's most popular driver after contact between the two sent Kenseth crashing at Sonoma. As of Tuesday afternoon, however, there was only silence.
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Home Depot leaving NASCAR at end of 2014

One of NASCAR’s longest running sponsorships will come to an end when the 2014 season wraps up at Miami Homestead Speedway according to the Sports Business Journal. Home Depot which has long been on the No. 20 car at Joe Gibbs Racing is leaving the sport. During its time with JGR which dates back to 1999, Home Depot has appeared on the cars of Tony Stewart, Joey Logano and currently...
Via Tireball.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves Sonoma with mixed feelings after career-best result

Clearly, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was elated with his third-place finish in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway—and with good reason. Never before had Earnhardt posted a top five in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at a road course, so it was only natural for the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet to enjoy the moment. Tempering Earnhardt’s enthusiasm was an accident on lap...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Statistical Preview of the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

The Sprint Cup Series makes its fourth visit to Kentucky Speedway, with both Ford and Chevrolet still looking to get the winners' circle for the first time. Joe Gibbs Toyotas have won here twice but one Chevy driver stands out as the most likely to get his manufacturer on the board: Jimmie Johnson led 182 laps in the 2013 race, has top-10 finishes in all 3 races at Kentucky...
Via Racing-reference
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: For 2nd Straight Week Another Disappointing Day for Joe Gibbs Racing

Sonoma, Calif-For the second straight race, Joe Gibbs Racing had a day to forget. After winning a number of times in 2013, the organization is really deep in a slump after today’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. Last Sunday in Michigan, JGR didn’t have any of their three drivers finish in the top 10. Matt Kenseth led the way with a 14th place finish while Denny Hamiln and Kyle Busch finished...
Via Race Review Online
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

JGR waiting until September to announce fourth car?

Carl Edwards won Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway and while the drivers status for 2015 has been the subject of ongoing rumors one potential suitor told Fox Sports that they would delay any announcement about  fourth car until September. JGR President J.D. Gibbs said that the team would wait until at-least September to make any announcements. Gibbs did say that rumors of M&...
Via Tireball.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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