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D.J. Kennington

Team: DJK Racing-17-NPS
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/16/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190

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DJ Kennington and Gaunt Brothers Racing will reunite for the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, May 7.
In February, Kennington, a native of St. Thomas, Ontario, became the first Canadian since Trevor Boys in 1988 to compete in the Daytona 500. He started 28th in GBR's No. 96 Toyota Camry before recording a 36th-place finish due to his involvement in a multi-car crash in the second half of the event. Additionally, veteran crew chief Mike Ford has joined GBR. Ford, whose record includes 25 victories in points-paying races and non-points exhibitions at the Cup Series level, previously worked with Bill Elliott Racing, Robert Yates Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing.-Rising Star Management Apr 26 - 11:13 AM

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DJ Kennington will once again pilot the the No. 17 Dodge entry as the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series opens competition next month at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

In addition to seeking his third series championship Kennington and his DJK Racing team have formed an alliance with the Canada’s Best Racing Team (CBRT) group for the coming season. He will serve as a driver coach for rookie competitor Armani Williams. The 16-year-old from Detroit, Michigan, will drive the No. 28 for CBRT at six oval track events this season. DJK Racing will provide technical insight and assist with racecar preparations for each race weekend.
Apr 21 - 3:11 PM

With a 14th-place finish in Thursday night's second Can-Am Duel race, Gaunt Brothers Racing and driver D.J. Kennington qualified the No. 96 Lordco/Castrol Toyota Camry into the 59th running of the Daytona 500. Kennington will start 28th in Sunday's race.

Kennington, hailing from St. Thomas, Ontario, will become the first Canadian to compete in The Great American Race since Calgary's Trevor Boys in 1988, a 29-year drought that the two-time NASCAR Pinty's Series champion is thrilled to end.-Rising Star Management Group
Feb 24 - 2:45 PM

With a result of 14th in his Can Am Duel at Daytona, DJ Kennington was the highest-finishing non-chartered driver in his heat and will start the Daytona 500 28th.

Kennington will be the open driver who starts closest to the front of the pack. Corey LaJoie starts 31st based on his Duel finish, while Brendan Gaughan and Elliott Sadler start on the final row based on their time trial speed. Kennington is not likely stay with the leaders, however, and there are better dark horses available.
Feb 24 - 11:46 AM

DJ Kennington will attempt to make only his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start in the biggest race of the year for the Gaunt Brothers.

Kennington will be in a non-chartered entry and must race his way into the event through the qualifiers. He is a long-shot to fill one of the final five positions in the event and should be approached with caution by fantasy players.
Feb 13 - 8:47 PM

Gaunt Brothers Racing, owned by Triad Racing Technologies president Marty Gaunt, will return to NASCAR competition in 2017.

Participating in four restrictor plate races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, GBR's select schedule begins with the 59th running of the Daytona 500, when D.J. Kennington will take the wheel of the team's Toyota Camry. GBR previously competed in what is now the NASCAR Pinty's Series in 2011. GBR is fielding the Toyota Camry in partnership with longtime Triad client RAB Racing, led by Robby Benton. RAB Racing will partner in supplying cars, shop space and technical support to the GBR effort. Kennington, hailing from St. Thomas, Ontario, is a two-time NASCAR Pinty's Series champion and 19-time Pinty's Series race winner.-Rising Star Management
Jan 18 - 9:35 PM

DJ Kennington will make his Cup debut this week in Phoenix International Raceway driving the No. 55 Premium Motorsports entry.

Kennington has seven starts on this track in the XFINITY series, but he failed to finish on the lead lap in any of them. His best results was 22nd in the 2008 fall Hefty Odor Block 200 when he was two laps off the pace.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 05:21:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) finished 4th Sunday's Pinty's Series (NPS) season-ending Kawartha 250 at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario.

He started 2nd in the lineup, led three laps and completed all laps of the 250-lap event. Kennington, who started in all 12 series races this season, is 6th in the final 2016 NPS championship standings.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:52:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) the 2010 and 2012 NASCAR Pinty's Series champion maintains series records for top fives (76) and top 10s (100), and is one of two drivers to start each of the 120 all-time events.

Ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (2,820) and ranks fifth in poles (11). Sits sixth in points after 10 races with nine top 10s and a best finish of third at Joliet in May. Finished seventh in last year’s final season standings. Has three wins (2009, `11, `12), a pole (2010), eight top 10s and an average finish of fourth in nine races at Ontario's Kawartha Speedway.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 08:49:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) finished second in Saturday night Pinty's Series (NPS) Lucas Oil 250 at Quebec's Autodrome St-Eustache.

He started third in the lineup, led 90 laps and completed all laps of the 253-lap event. Kennington, who started in all 11 NPS races so far this season, is sixth in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 12:28:00 AM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Lucas Oil 250 at Quebec's Autodrome St. Eustache.

The 83.512 mph lap was the best of the cars out on the track. No. 74 Kevin Lacroix, No. 76 Cayden Lapcevich, No. 3 Jason Hathaway and No. 27 Andrew Ranger are the rest of the top five on the speed chart.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 03:51:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) the 2010 and 2012 NASCAR Pinty's Series champion maintains series records for top fives (75) and top 10s (99), and is one of two drivers to start each of the 119 all-time events.

Ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (2,820) and ranks fifth in poles (11). Sits sixth in points after 10 races with nine top 10s and a best finish of third at CTMP in May. Finished seventh in last year’s final season standings. Has a win (2010), a pole (‘09) and an average finish of seventh at Quebec's Autodrome St. Eustache.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 08:03:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) finished 8th in Sunday's NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Can-Am 200 at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

He started 9th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 51-lap event. Kennington, who started in all 10 NPS races so far this season, moved up one spot to 6th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 01:30:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge), the 2010 and 2012 NASCAR Pinty's Series champion, maintains series records for top fives (75) and top 10s (98), and is one of two drivers to start each of the 118 all-time events.

Ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (2,820) and ranks fifth in poles (11). Sits seventh in points after nine races with eight top 10s and a best finish of third at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Finished seventh in last year’s final season standings. Has one win, a series best 11 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in his previous 13 appearances at CTMP. He’s never finished below seventh at the road course.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 05:10:00 PM

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge) finished 8th in Saturday night's NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Bumper to Bumper 300 at Riverside Int’l Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

He started 5th in the lineup, led 23 laps and completed 296 laps of the 300-lap event. Kennington, who started in all 9 series races so far this season, is 7th in the 2016 NPS championship standings after this event.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 02:46:00 PM