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Matt Kenseth |

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-20
Age / DOB:  (42) / 3/10/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 152

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Matt Kenseth rounded out a near-perfect race for Joe Gibbs Racing with his fourth-place finish. Teammates Kyle Busch (second) and Denny Hamlin (third) were part of this organization’s sweep of the top five.
Kenseth has duel paths to the Chase. He would like to win a race, but so long as he stays high in the points, it is unlikely that there will be more than 16 unique winners before the playoffs begin. Kenseth needs to keep his consistency to insure his berth and that will make him a good value for fantasy players in upcoming races. This was the second consecutive flat track race in which Kenseth finished fourth. Jul 27 - 5:41 PM

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Matt Kenseth posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Crown Royal 400 with a top speed of 186.285 mph.

Track position is important on flat tracks—even one as long as Indianapolis Motor Speedway—so teams worked primarily on qualification trim. In games that award points for time trials, Kenseth should be considered a strong contender to win the pole on Saturday.
Jul 25 - 1:06 PM

Matt Kenseth is still seeking his first 2014 win to solidify a position in the Chase. Two of his last three Indy attempts resulted in top-five finishes, so there is reason for his fantasy owners to be hopeful.

Players will also want to consider his flat track record this year. He finished sixth and fifth on the short tracks of Martinsville and Richmond. Last week, he spent the majority of the Camping World RV Sales 301 in the top 10 before scoring a fourth-place finish. Kenseth has some impressive near misses this year, but that could make the competition leery of starting him; he could make him a good differentiator on a player’s roster.
Jul 25 - 9:55 AM

Still winless through 19 races, Matt Kenseth has nevertheless scored the third-most top-10s this season. With 12 such finishes, he sits behind the Hendrick Motorsports teammates of Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. who have 13 top-10s apiece.

Matt Kenseth raises the question about how effective a marquee but winless driver can be for a fantasy owner’s roster. At the beginning of the season when he was stringing top-10 and -15 finishes together with regularity, the answer was fairly simple. He was a driver to place and mostly hold. His latest six attempts have been much less predictable, however, with two fourth-place finishes countered by three results outside the top 15.
Jul 15 - 5:48 PM

Matt Kenseth finished fourth in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and is still searching for his first victory of 2014.

With 11 unique race winners so far this season, five drivers currently will make the race based on their position in the points. Kenseth’s fourth-place on Sunday elevated him to fourth in the standings and while he is not yet mathematically safe, he should qualify for the Chase. Much more troublesome for fantasy players, however, is that the No. 20 team still has not regained their 2013 form.
Jul 13 - 5:34 PM

Matt Kenseth has the greatest average improvement at New Hampshire in the Cup series among active drivers entered this week. In 28 previous starts, he has advanced seven positions to finish 13.36.

He will need to use his skill at navigating traffic this week after qualifying only 15th. In this race last year he improved to ninth after starting 12th, so a top-10 could be questionable for the Joe Gibbs racer.
Jul 11 - 7:00 PM

Matt Kenseth was one of five drivers who swept the top 10 at New Hampshire last year with a ninth in the summer and a victory in the fall.

Kenseth had much more momentum when he came to New Hampshire for last year’s Camping World RV Sales 301 and could manage to finish only ninth. This year, it is much more likely he will finish in the low- to mid-teens like he did in both 2012 events.
Jul 10 - 4:41 PM

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota) has two wins, six top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole and an average finish of 17.1 at Daytona International Speedway.

He has an average Running Position of 13.8, second-best; Driver Rating of 92.9, second-best; 77 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most; 3,566 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most; 2,228 Laps in the Top 15 (64.8%), third-most and 2,453 Quality Passes, sixth-most-NASCAR.com
Jun 30 - 8:54 PM

Matt Kenseth finishes 4th in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

He started the No. 20 Toyota Camry 14th on the grid for the Quaker State 400. He is currently 5th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 30 - 10:47 AM

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota) is fourth in the standings with 515 points; current Chase seed: 11.

Past five races: 42nd at Sonoma, 14th at Michigan, 25th at Pocono, 3rd at Dover, 3rd at Charlotte. Season stats: 5 top-fives, 10 top-10s, 1 pole. Track history: At Kentucky, Kenseth's average finish is 4.7 and his average running position is 8.3 over the past three years. In three career starts at Kentucky, he has one win, one top-five and three top-10s.-NASCAR.com
Jun 26 - 12:23 PM

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota) has one win, one top five, three top 10s and an average finish of 4.7 at Kentucky Speedway.

He has an average Running Position of 8.3, third-best; Driver Rating of 109.3, third-best; 67 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most; Average Green Flag Speed of 171.542 mph, third-fastest; 775 Laps in the Top 15 (96.8%), second-most and Series-high 157 Quality Passes-NASCAR.com
Jun 24 - 9:15 PM

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota) is fourth in the standings with 513 points.

Past five races: 14th at Michigan, 25th at Pocono, 3rd at Dover, 3rd at Charlotte, 10th at Kansas. Season stats: 5 top-fives, 10 top-10s, 1 pole. Track history: At Sonoma, Kenseth's average finish is 18.2 and his average running position is 17.9 over the past nine years. In 14 career starts at Sonoma, he has one top-10.-NASCAR.com
Jun 19 - 12:02 PM

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota) is second in the standings with 482 points.

Past five races: 25th at Pocono, 3rd at Dover, 3rd at Charlotte, 10th at Kansas, 37th at Talladega. Season stats: 5 top-fives, 10 top-10s, 1 pole. Track history: At Michigan, Kenseth's average finish is 10.1 and his average running position is 10.1 over the past nine years. In 29 career starts at Michigan, he has two wins, 12 top-fives and 18 top-10s.-NASCAR.com
Jun 13 - 10:04 AM

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota) has two wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s and an average finish of 9.6 at Michigan International Speedway.

He has an Average Running Position of 10.0, second-best; Driver Rating of 105.6, second-best; 164 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most; Average Green Flag Speed of 177.665 mph, third-fastest; 2,868 Laps in the Top 15 (81.0%), third-most and 801 Quality Passes, third-most.-NASCAR.com
Jun 11 - 11:31 AM

Matt Kenseth finishes 25th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

He started the No. 20 Toyota Camry 26th on the grid for the Pocono 400. He suffered some damage to the front of the Camry on a restart and after repairs, had to struggle for the remainder of the race. His 25th place finish dropped him from the points lead. He is now 2nd in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 9 - 8:50 PM