Matt Kenseth was involved in a nine-car accident on lap 26 and sustained significant crash damage. He returned to the track after 27 laps in the garage and ultimately finished 38th.
Michigan International Speedway was once a track on which Matt Kenseth could always be counted a favorite. His last four attempts there ended in an average finish of 13th and only one top-10.
Matt Kenseth needed a solid points’ day since he was not in a position to win in the closing laps of the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. He was banged about in the closing laps, but held on to finish ninth on the road course.
Matt Kenseth has earned only one top-10 in the last six seasons on road courses. That came in the 2012 Finger Lakes 355k at the Glen
Matt Kenseth was one 13 drivers involved in the lap 118 crash. His was one of the first cars into the wall when Brian Vickers tried to avoid an out of shape Denny Hamlin and cut across its nose. Kenseth failed to finish and was listed in 38th in the final rundown.
Matt Kenseth has finished fourth in his last three attempts on unrestricted, intermediate speedways. He started 14th at Kentucky, 15th at New Hampshire, and 13th at Indy en route to those results.
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.
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.
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.
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 finished fourth in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and is still searching for his first victory of 2014.
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.
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.
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.