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D.J. Kennington

Team: DJK Racing-17-NPS
Age / DOB:  (40) / 7/16/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190

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D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) finished third in Sunday's NASCAR Pinty's Series season-opening Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario.
He started fourth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 51-lap race. Kennington opens the season fourth in the 2018 championship standings after this event. May 22 - 1:20 PM

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DJ Kennington will make his fifth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series plate start this week in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and he has never had an incident-free race.

In four previous starts he retired with crash damage twice, had an engine failure once and was running with crash damage on another occasion. His best finish came in this year’s Daytona 500 when he was 24th – but six laps off the pace.
Apr 27 - 6:25 PM

Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, will adorn the No. 96 Toyota Camry fielded by Gaunt Brothers Racing (GBR) and driven by D.J. Kennington in this Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway (Va.).

Sunday's event will mark the third race of the season for GBR and Kennington. Their two previous starts came in February at Daytona and earlier this month at ISM Raceway near Phoenix. It will also serve as Kennington's first Cup Series short track start. He made two Martinsville starts in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition, scoring a best finish of 17th in 2010.-GBR
Mar 21 - 2:17 PM

DJ Kennington may be the most pleasant surprise this week at Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway and earn a result in the mid-20s.

Kennington has two previous starts on this track, so he has some experience. Both came in the fall with a 35th in 2016, but last year he advanced from a 37th-place qualification effort to finish 26th.
Mar 8 - 11:35 AM

Gaunt Brothers Racing (GBR) returns to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, March 11 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.

D.J. Kennington will return to the seat of the No. 96 Toyota Camry featuring the livery of longtime sponsor Northern Provincial Pipelines (N.P.P.). This will mark the second start for GBR and Kennington in 2018. Team and driver combined for a 24th-place finish in the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. It served as Kennington's best career Cup Series finish, topping his 26th-place result last year in the fall race at ISM.-Rising Star Management
Mar 5 - 11:07 AM

Gaunt Brothers Racing and D.J. Kennington recovered from an early accident to finish 24th in Sunday's Daytona 500.

Just after the first quarter of the race, Kennington was involved in a three-car accident in which his Lordco/Castrol Toyota Camry sustained damage to its left front and left side. Fortunately, attrition was high during The Great American Race, as three more multi-car accidents throughout the day worked in the team's favor. Kennington completed 201 out of 207 laps -- the 500-mile event was extended due to a late-race accident -- to finish 24th among the 40-car field.-Rising Star Management
Feb 19 - 12:36 PM

DJ Kennington attempted every restrictor-plate, superspeedway last year; he failed to qualify once and failed to finish the three races he made.

Kennington’s best result last year was still not very good for fantasy players because he lost eight place-differential points in the Daytona 500 to finish 36th. He made one other start in 2017 at Phoenix International Raceway and in that event last fall, he was running at the checkers and finished 26th.
Feb 15 - 5:19 PM

A year after qualifying into the 2017 Daytona 500, Gaunt Brothers Racing and D.J. Kennington are returning to Daytona Beach, Fla. for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener on Sunday, Feb. 18.

GBR will field the No. 96 Toyota Camry for Kennington in the 60th running of the 500, allowing the team's Canadian owner, Marty Gaunt, and their Canadian driver another crack at The Great American Race. British Columbia-based Lordco Auto Parts and Castrol (Wakefield Canada), a longtime Kennington partner, will co-sponsor the effort. Kennington is a two-time NASCAR Pinty's Series champion and 19-time Pinty's Series race winner.-GBR
Jan 22 - 1:00 PM

Canadian NASCAR Pinty's Series driver, D.J. Kennington, is back in the Premium Motorsports #15 charter car for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ‘Can-Am 500’ at Phoenix International Raceway.

"I have a lot of starts at Phoenix, I think this will be my 15th or 16th time racing there, whether it was K&N, Trucks, XFINITY or Cup, I’m really looking forward to being back there again. I’m excited to be racing with Premium Motorsports again this year and getting a solid finish at Phoenix International Raceway." said Kennington–Premium Motorsports
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 02:47:00 PM

Canada native D.J. Kennington will travel way down south to Talladega, Alabama where he will pull double duty this weekend with Premium Motorsports.

Kennington will pilot the No. 55 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 'Alabama 500' with primary sponsor 'Dirt and Rock' and he will pilot the No. 15 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 'Fred's Pharmacy 250' with primary sponsor, 'Losers Bar & Grill' at Talladega Superspeedway. Kennington on Talladega: "I'm excited to pull a double duty weekend so I can get more practice on the Superspeedways. I'm looking forward to a good run in both the truck and the cup car and my sponsors are equally as excited. I'm hoping to stay out of trouble, avoid the big one, gain some experience and bring home a good finish in both races.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 12:26:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/CIM Metals Dodge) finished 17th in Saturday night's NASCAR Pinty's Series season-ending Pinty's Fall Brawl 200 at Jukasa Motor Speedway in Hagersville, Ontario.

He started on the pole, led 35 laps and completed 182 laps of the 200-lap race before dropping out due a steering problem. Kennington closed out the season fifth in the 2017 Pinty's Series driver championship standings.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 08:18:00 PM

D.J Kennington won the E3 Spark Plug Pole Award for the Pinty's Fall Brawl at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

The St.Thomas, Ontario, driver set a lap time of 18.578 seconds (121.111mph) to take his second pole of the 2017 NASCAR Pinty's Series season. Kennington's time was fast enough to set the inaugural track record at the newly reconfigured .625 mile Jukasa Motor Speedway. Series points leader Alex Labbe set the second quickest time with a 18.642 (120.695), while Donald Theetge will start third (18.675/120.482). Defending series champion Cayden Lapcevich and Alex Tagliani round out the top five.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 05:40:00 PM

D.J Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) set the quickest lap in NASCAR Pinty's Series practice for the Pinty's Fall Brawl at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

He set a blistering lap time of 18.720 seconds (120.192 mph) around the .625 mile speedway to top the charts. Kennington's No. 17 has been consistent on the oval tracks this season, and it looks like he has brought the same fast pace to Jukasa. Series points leader Alex Labbe finished the hour long session in the second position with a time of 18.791 (119.738), just missing the top spot by 0.071 seconds. Donald Chisholm, who made the trek all the way from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, came home third (18.831/119.484). Andrew Ranger and Donald Theetge rounded out the top five.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 05:18:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) the 2010 and 2012 NASCAR Pinty's Series champion maintains series records for top fives (82) and top 10s (112), and is the only driver to start each of the 133 all-time events.

Ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (3,068) and ranks fifth in poles (13). Sits fourth in points after 12 races with five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes so far this season. Is one of four active drivers to start all four previous Pinty’s races at Jukasa Motor Speedway with one pole (2007) and one top-five finish (3rd – 2007).
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 12:18:00 PM

D.J. Kennington, who started from the pole position in the inaugural Pinty’s Series race at Jukasa Motor Speedway in 2007, will return to Jukasa to make his 134 start in Saturday night's Pinty's Fall Brawl 200.

The St. Thomas, Ontario native is the only driver to start every race since it began operating under NASCAR sanctioning in 2007. Kennington last won 50 races ago in 2013.-NASCAR Pinty's Series
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 02:59:00 PM