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.
Matt Kenseth has recorded the worst place-differential in the field. With an average start of 8.8 (fourth-best on that chart) and an average finish of 19.2 (18th-best) he loses more than 10 positions per race.
Matt Kenseth posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Auto Club 400. His top speed was 185.419 mph.
Matt Kenseth finished seventh in the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, which was his first top-10 of the season.
One week after a pit penalty cost him a shot at finishing well in Atlanta, Matt Kenseth lost the back of his car late in the Kobalt 400 and spun in front of the field. He finished 37th.
Matt Kenseth (#20 DeWalt Toyota Camry) tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.