Matt Kenseth entered the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 with an uneven record of three top-10s and three DNFs this season. He finished the race at Texas Motor Speedway, but only recorded a 16th.
Matt Kenseth had the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session with a speed of 193.952 mph from laps 20 through 29.
Matt Kenseth avoided trouble at Martinsville Speedway and finished the STP 500 ninth after starting 25th.
Matt Kenseth’s sojourn inside the top 16 in points was short-lived. He cut a tire on lap 190, pounded the wall, and finished 37th.
Since joining Joe Gibbs Racing, Matt Kenseth has seesawed in his results at Phoenix International Raceway.
Last week Matt Kenseth overcame a speeding penalty and lost lap to finish third at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This week, he managed his race better, but ended with a ninth-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Kobalt 400.
Matt Kenseth posted the second-quickest, 10-lap average Saturday with a 186.095 mph in preparation for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
With his third-place finish last week in Atlanta Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth extended his current top-10 streak on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks to eight consecutive.
Matt Kenseth was caught speeding on pit road during the first segment of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but he rebounded to finish third.
Matt Kenseth posted a lap of 186.428 mph and will start the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 16th.
Matt Kenseth finished fifth in his Can-Am Duel and will start the Daytona 500 in ninth.
Matt Kenseth has scored 14 top-10s in 34 starts at Daytona International Speedway; only one of these has come with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR).
The winner of the 2015 edition of the Clash, Matt Kenseth will make his 11th start in the non-points event Saturday night when he jumps behind the wheel of the No. 20 Interstate Batteries Toyota.
Matt Kenseth has a recent three-year average finish of 5.83 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which makes him the leading driver at this track.