Matt Kenseth has the 10th-best average finish through the first 15 races of 2016. His 14.73 lands between Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon.
Matt Kenseth is the most recent Michigan International Speedway winner after earning his 34th career victory on this track last August. He is also the defending pole winner with his 16th earned pole coming in that same race.
Matt Kenseth started third and finished seventh in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway, but he showed a lot more strength during the event than that suggests. He scored NASCAR’s third-best Driver Rating in route to his top-10 result.
Matt Kenseth advanced 20 positions from his starting position in the Coca-Cola 600 to finish seventh at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night.
Matt Kenseth was one of several notable drivers who failed to advance to the final round of qualification. His time was only good enough to 27th on the starting grid.
According to a report by the ESPN, Matt Kenseth may lose primary sponsorship from Dollar General, which currently leaves the No. 20’s quarter panels blank for 30 races beginning next year.
Matt Kenseth avoided a late-race "Big One" crash and then held off a determined battle from Young Guns Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott to win the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. It was his 37th career Cup win and snapped a season-long winless streak. He, Larson, and Elliott battled hard during the final 20 laps of the race and the outcome was uncertain until the checkered flag.
Matt Kenseth posted the quickest time in final practice for the GoBowling.com 400 with a speed of 181.496 mph set during his first 10 laps on track.
Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano were both involved in the same late-race accident at Talladega SuperSpeedway that ended their day, but it was not their first contact on the track. While trying to bump-draft the No. 20, Logano knocked Kenseth off course and the two argued about the incident outside of the care center.
Matt Kenseth finished seventh in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which completed a top 10 sweep of the Joe Gibbs Racing cars.
Matt Kenseth posted a lap of 127.419 mph and will lineup on the outside of the front row at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500.
Bad luck continues to plague Matt Kenseth. He was one of 12 drivers involved in a late-race accident at Texas Motor Speedway in the Duck Commander 500 and while he remained on the lead lap, he finished only 11th.
Matt Kenseth has not finished in the top 10 in his last four attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. His two worst results came at Charlotte Motor Speedway (42nd) last fall and Vegas (37th) this spring.
Matt Kenseth restarted on the outside of the front row with 12 laps remaining after his teammate Kyle Busch chose the inside lane. In the final rundown, he was unable to get to the inside and fell all the way to 15th at the checkers.