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Matt Kenseth

Team: Roush Fenway Racing-6
Age / DOB:  (46) / 3/10/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 152

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Matt Kenseth will pilot Roush Fenway Racing’s flagship No. 6 Ford for 10 more races in 2018. Starting on July 14 at Kentucky Speedway, Kenseth’s summer stretch includes Loudon (July 22), Pocono (July 29) and will conclude at Watkins Glen on August 5.
Next in the fall, he goes to Darlington (Sept 2), Indianapolis (Sept 9) and Dover (Oct 7). The 39-time Cup Series race winner will close out the 2018 season with three of the final four races, including Martinsville (Oct. 28), Phoenix (Nov. 11) – where he is the defending race winner – and Homestead (Nov. 18). Additional races for Kenseth are still under consideration.-RFR Jun 13 - 11:06 PM

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Matt Kenseth was involved in the late race crash in the KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway that involved seven cars and he failed to finish. Kenseth was listed as 36th in the order.

Kenseth did not have high expectations, but he probably didn’t expect to struggle as much as he did. By the time of the accident, he was already multiple laps off the pace and would not have finished very well.
May 13 - 1:22 AM

William Byron got loose under Clint Bowyer on a late race restart and triggered a multi-car accident at the end of the KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway.

As they spun, Matt Kenseth piled in collected Jamie McMurray, Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon and Ryan Newman. All cars took significant damage and will not contend.
May 12 - 11:00 PM

Matt Kenseth cleared inspection with less than a minute remaining in round one of qualification and could not get onto the track in time to post a qualification lap for the KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway. He will start in 35th.

Kenseth was one of six drivers who failed to post a qualification lap, but with only 38 cars in attendance, he will make the show. Kenseth’s return to NASCAR just got a lot more difficult, however.
May 11 - 7:15 PM

Matt Kenseth (No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Fusion) will make his 25th start at Kansas Speedway this weekend. The 39-time winner in the Cup series has two victories at the 1.5-mile oval along with seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.

His two wins came in back-to-back events (2012 fall and 2013 spring), with the 2012 race being his last victory with Jack Roush. He’s also started from the pole three times (2005, 2013, 2016) including the 2013 spring race where he won from the pole in his first race at Kansas for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth also has nine starts in the Xfinity series at Kansas with one win (2013), three poles, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes.-Roush Fenway Racing
May 8 - 4:56 PM

Matt Kenseth is returning to the NASCAR Cup Series to drive Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 car in select races this season, multiple sources told SB Nation.

Kenseth will share the No. 6 Ford for the remainder of the 2018 season with Trevor Bayne, who has driven the car on a full-time basis since 2015 but will now move to part-time status rounding out the races Kenseth does not compete in. RFR will announce the news at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Kenseth’s first race with Roush Fenway is expected to be May 12 at Kansas Speedway.
Source: SB Nation
Apr 24 - 11:19 AM

The Ford 400 was Matt Kenseth's final race as a full-time NASCAR driver. His eighth place finish was his seventh top-10 at the track in his last eight attempts making him the second best finishing current driver behind Kyle Busch. After not advancing to the round of eight, Kenseth has recorded a win, two top-fives and three top-10 proving that there was still a lot of racing left outside of the playoff structure.

Kenseth was among the two oldest drivers; the other being also retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr., in the field this season but his age did not show fatigue but instead experience. Kenseth was one of the few drivers to make it into the playoffs on points without a win. Clearly, that was not enough for the NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year, Kenseth put the cherry on top his final season by winning at Phoenix in the penultimate race last weekend.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 10:41:00 PM

In what may be his next-to-last race as a fulltime NASCAR Cup driver, Matt Kenseth won the Can Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway by passing Chase Elliott with 10 laps remaining.

Kenseth can still win, but the Youth Movement seems to be passing him by. He is going to be just as motivated next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway and could play spoiler again. Homestead has never been won by a non-playoff contender under the current set of rules.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Matt Kenseth posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Can Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway among non-playoff contending drivers with a speed of 136.783 mph.

That put him sixth on the board overall and suggests there is a little more work to do. Kenseth has only two more opportunities to leave NASCAR on a high note because he has announced he will take next year off. That could certainly change if a suitable ride popped up.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Matt Kenseth finished fourth in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway after starting deep in the field in 35th.

Kenseth needed to use a little strategy to get into position, but once he was with the leaders he showed a ton of speed. This week he announced he would take an indeterminate time off from NASCAR Cup racing and he really wants to go out in style.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 06:21:00 PM

Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, and Trevor Bayne were also notable drivers who failed to clear inspection and they will roll off 35th through 37th respectively.

Bayne was one of our dark horses in this week’s DFS story and we are sticking by that. He will earn positive place-differential points and could still grab a top-15.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 07:00:00 PM

One week after getting eliminated from playoff contention, Mat Kenseth rebounded with a top-10; he finished ninth in the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Joe Gibbs Racing has been great on this track with Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, so their near-sweep of the top 10 among the organization was not entirely surprising. Still, Kenseth’s price made him a good value and way to extend one’s salary cap.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 08:29:00 PM

Matt Kenseth posted the fastest single lap in the first practice for the Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 162.550 mph.

Kenseth swept the top five on this track last year, but could only manage a 13th-place finish this spring. He is firmly established among the top 12 in points, but wants to make a statement by winning before he leaves Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the year. That makes him a solid value.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 03:49:00 PM

Matt Kenseth scored his fifth straight top five at New Hampshire with a third-place finish in the ISM 300.

Kenseth was this week’s anchor on our Daily Fantasy article and he rewarded us with a great finish. Since Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch led the most laps, however, he did not get a chance to post enough laps led to be at the every top.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Matt Kenseth had another yoemanlike day at Chicagoland Speedway with a ninth in the Taste of the Turtles 400.

Kenseth is still seeking that first win. It could come in the playoffs, but the most important thing is to run well and advance as far as he can on consistency. That will make him attractive to potential owners for 2018.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 09:55:00 AM