Sprint Cup regular Matt Kenseth wins the Ford EcoBoost 300, his 29th victory in 283 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
Matt Kenseth has been sporadically strong and then modest at Homestead since scoring his first and so far only victory at Homestead. He won in 2007, but has only three top-10s in his last six attempts.
Matt Kenseth finished third in the Quicken Loans 500k. Like Jeff Gordon, his undoing was an uncharacteristically bad finish the previous week in the AAA Texas 500.
Matt Kenseth began the short, flat track season with a 12th at Phoenix and he followed that up with three straight top-10s in the next races on this track type. His sixth-place finish at Martinsville may have restarted that streak.
Matt Kenseth posted a lap of 199.299 mph in the third round of qualification for the AAA Texas 500 to win the pole for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Matt Kenseth needs to regain the form on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks that he showed at the beginning of the season. In his first seven attempts on this track type, he swept the top 10, but his latest two attempts ended in a 13th at Kansas and a 19th at Charlotte.
Matt Kenseth wheel hopped entering turn one on lap 229. He collected Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick, but while Kenseth and Stewart survived to finish among the top 10, Harvick spent more than 40 laps behind wall making repairs. Kenseth finished sixth in the Goody's 500, but Harvick has vowed he will not win the championship.
Matt Kenseth entered the most recent short track race at Richmond with a perfect record of top-15 finishes on this track type, but crash damage dropped the No. 20 70 laps off the pace and relegated Kenseth to a 41st-place finish in the Federated Auto Parts 400. He hopes to rebound in the Goody's 500.
Last week Matt Kenseth had Brad Keselowski in a headlock after the Bank of America 500 following post-race contact in their cars. This week, he found himself in a position where pushing Keselowski was his best opportunity to advance in the Chase. Kenseth finished second in the Geico 500.
Matt Kenseth has finished third in his last two attempts at Charlotte. If he wants to earn a third consecutive top-five, he will have to overcome a 22nd-place qualification effort in this week’s Bank of America 500.
Matt Kenseth was forced to pit multiple times in the early stages of the Hollywood Casino 400 after sustaining some damage in an accordion style accident on lap 80. He was never able to fully recover and race with the leaders, but a 13th-place finish keeps his Chase hopes alive.
Matt Kenseth has been nearly perfect at Kansas in recent seasons. He won back-to-back races there in 2012/2013 and has a worst result of 11th in his last eight attempts.
With a fifth-place finish in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Matt Kenseth earned his first top-five in the past four races and he seeks to regain some of the consistency that he lost during the past month.
Matt Kenseth posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. His top speed was 155.649 mph.