If his last two seasons are any indication, Matt Kenseth is going to be fantasy pyrite this week with three consecutive losses of position at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
Matt Kenseth finished ninth in the Hollywood Casino 400 after taking the early lead from the pole.
Matt Kenseth posted the single fastest lap in the final practice session for the Hollywood Casino 400 with a speed of 186.361 mph.
Matt Kenseth posted a lap of 192.089 mph in the final round of qualification for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway and will lead the field to the green on Sunday.
Matt Kenseth led the field to green on the final restart of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but lost the lead to Jimmie Johnson. The No. 20 held on to finish second.
Matt Kenseth was one of four Chase contenders who failed to make the final round of qualification. With a speed of 193.791 mph, he will roll off the grid 17th.
Matt Kenseth enters the Bank of America 500 with a four-race streak of top-10s on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.
Matt Kenseth finished fifth in the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway, which backed up his spring victory on this track quite well.
Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth posted the second- and third-fastest time in the first practice session for the Citizen Soldier 400, and along with Kyle Larson bettered the current qualification record speed.
Matt Kenseth led 105 of 300 laps in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but got passed by Kevin Harvick with eight laps remaining. He finished second after starting eighth.
Matt Kenseth was one of several Chase contenders who got caught for speeding in the Chicagoland Speedway pits. His penalty came under caution before the halfway point, however, and Kenseth rallied to finish ninth after starting the afternoon seventh.
Matt Kenseth posted the third-quickest time in the Saturday morning session for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. His time of 181.646 mph was set during his first 10 laps on the track.
Matt Kenseth cut a tire on lap 335 of the Federated Auto Parts 400 after contact with Brad Keselowski. He slammed the wall hard and failed to finish. Kenseth was credited with 38th after starting third. In addition to a poor finishing result, he lost 35 place-differential points.
Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top-five spots in final practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway with their four drivers leading the session and affiliate Martin Truex Jr. posting the fifth-best time. Carl Edwards had the best 10-lap average of 116.652 mph, Matt Kenseth was 116.607, Denny Hamlin 116.580, Kyle Busch 116.575, and Truex 116.514.