Matt Kenseth scored a second consecutive victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His victory in the New Hampshire 301 was the 38th of his career.
Matt Kenseth posted the third-fastest time in the second practice session for the New Hampshire 301 with a speed of 131.193 mph. His two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin were the only two racers ahead of him.
Matt Kenseth finished eighth in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway, which made him the best among the drivers who pitted late in the race.
Matt Kenseth has finished worse than he started in his last five restrictor-plate, superspeedway races. Four of these attempts began on the first four rows, but his best result was a 14th.
Of the 25 tracks on which Matt Kenseth has competed in NASCAR Cup competition, Sonoma Raceway has been the worst in regard to career average finishes. His 22.1 in 16 starts is more than one full position worse than Talladega SuperSpeedway and four spots worse than Daytona International Speedway—Kenseth’s next two bad tracks.
Matt Kenseth has the 10th-best average finish through the first 15 races of 2016. His 14.73 lands between Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon.
Matt Kenseth is the most recent Michigan International Speedway winner after earning his 34th career victory on this track last August. He is also the defending pole winner with his 16th earned pole coming in that same race.
Matt Kenseth started third and finished seventh in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway, but he showed a lot more strength during the event than that suggests. He scored NASCAR’s third-best Driver Rating in route to his top-10 result.
Matt Kenseth advanced 20 positions from his starting position in the Coca-Cola 600 to finish seventh at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night.
Matt Kenseth was one of several notable drivers who failed to advance to the final round of qualification. His time was only good enough to 27th on the starting grid.
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.