Matt Kenseth needs to regain the form on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks that he showed at the beginning of the season. In his first seven attempts on this track type, he swept the top 10, but his latest two attempts ended in a 13th at Kansas and a 19th at Charlotte.
Matt Kenseth wheel hopped entering turn one on lap 229. He collected Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick, but while Kenseth and Stewart survived to finish among the top 10, Harvick spent more than 40 laps behind wall making repairs. Kenseth finished sixth in the Goody's 500, but Harvick has vowed he will not win the championship.
Matt Kenseth entered the most recent short track race at Richmond with a perfect record of top-15 finishes on this track type, but crash damage dropped the No. 20 70 laps off the pace and relegated Kenseth to a 41st-place finish in the Federated Auto Parts 400. He hopes to rebound in the Goody's 500.
Last week Matt Kenseth had Brad Keselowski in a headlock after the Bank of America 500 following post-race contact in their cars. This week, he found himself in a position where pushing Keselowski was his best opportunity to advance in the Chase. Kenseth finished second in the Geico 500.
Matt Kenseth has finished third in his last two attempts at Charlotte. If he wants to earn a third consecutive top-five, he will have to overcome a 22nd-place qualification effort in this week’s Bank of America 500.
Matt Kenseth was forced to pit multiple times in the early stages of the Hollywood Casino 400 after sustaining some damage in an accordion style accident on lap 80. He was never able to fully recover and race with the leaders, but a 13th-place finish keeps his Chase hopes alive.
Matt Kenseth has been nearly perfect at Kansas in recent seasons. He won back-to-back races there in 2012/2013 and has a worst result of 11th in his last eight attempts.
With a fifth-place finish in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Matt Kenseth earned his first top-five in the past four races and he seeks to regain some of the consistency that he lost during the past month.
Matt Kenseth posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. His top speed was 155.649 mph.
In the past four seasons, Dover has been a rollercoaster for Matt Kenseth. He scored three consecutive top-fives in 2011/2012, posted back-to-back sub-30th-place results in 2012/2013, and enters this week with a pair of top-10s in his last two starts.
Like his teammate Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth had a seesaw race at New Hampshire. Unlike his teammate, however, his day ended in the middle of the rundown with a 21st-place finish in the Sylvania 300.
Matt Kenseth carries a three-race, top-10 New Hampshire streak and six consecutive top-15s there into the Sylvania 300. He is searching for a seventh straight finish in that range.
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Partially due to a stop for fresh tires during the final caution period, Kenseth surged five positions in the final 10 laps to finish 10th in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland.