Stories tagged: Matt Kenseth
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Chase Elliott falls just short of earning championship spot
Chase Elliott needed a victory to reach NASCAR’s championship finale and had it in his sights, taking a late lead Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Matt Kenseth wins and Brad Keselowski earns championship berth
Matt Kenseth doesn’t get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he’s got a handful of good years left in him, and can win races and compete …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Matt Kenseth plans time off in 2018, not calling it retirement
Matt Kenseth isn’t using the word retirement even though the former Cup Series champion is no longer looking for a ride in NASCAR’s top series for next season.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Matt Kenseth has no current plans for future in NASCAR
Matt Kenseth still doesn’t have a job lined up for next season and the two-time Daytona 500 winner doesn’t really want to discuss his situation. Kenseth is in the final …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 5 p.m.
Matt Kenseth has no regrets over end of the ride with Joe Gibbs
Matt Kenseth has no hard feelings toward Joe Gibbs Racing after he was dumped by the NASCAR team this week. He says he also has no concerns about his future, …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Matt Kenseth likely done at Joe Gibbs Racing at end of year
Matt Kenseth wants to race next year but says he has no job lined up and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth is the 2003 champion and …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Matt Kenseth wins pole for Sunday at Richmond
Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The 2003 series champion needed only four laps in three rounds of …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
Kenseth pulls away late to win Cup race at New Hampshire
Matt Kenseth was always near the front of the pack. He stalked the leaders and waited for contenders to wilt.
Sun., May 15, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
Kenseth holds off Larson for thrilling victory at Dover
Matt Kenseth had eluded the wreckage that turned Dover into a junkyard. He never felt he could escape the pressure that Kyle Larson put on him – the anointed future …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth for 2 races for wrecking Logano
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 10:27 p.m.
Matt Kenseth wins pole again at Charlotte
Matt Kenseth won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte (North Carolina) Motor Speedway.
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015
Matt Kenseth wins 2nd race of NASCAR’s playoffs
LOUDON, N.H. – Matt Kenseth had the fresher tires and the fuller tank as he stalked Kevin Harvick with postseason advancement at stake. Harvick never slowed down to conserve fuel, …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2015
Matt Kenseth in control at Michigan, wins 3rd Cup race of season
BROOKLYN, Mich. – Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR’s rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway. “I didn’t see much of the race, which was …
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
In Brief: Joe Gibbs Racing dominating NASCAR Spring Cup season.
AUTO RACING: The latest impressive showing for Joe Gibbs Racing came in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Friday at Brooklyn, Michigan, and …
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
Kenseth outlasts field at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. – Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck “E” with two laps to go.
Mon., April 20, 2015
Auto racing: Matt Kenseth wins rain-plagued Food City 500 at Bristol
After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane. It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway …
Sun., April 19, 2015
Matt Kenseth content in car and not contemplating retirement
Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he’ll retire at the end of this season. The 43-year-old former champion won’t use Gordon’s exit …
Sat., March 22, 2014
Auto notes: Matt Kenseth claims NASCAR pole in Fontana
Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana’s well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday. Kenseth won the …
Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
Johnson has 6th NASCAR title well within reach
There was no trash talking, no attempts at mind games. If there was tension or nerves, nobody could tell. In one of the tamest NASCAR title contenders news conferences in …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2013
Kenseth wins first race of Chase
After a week’s worth of controversy and a day’s worth of racing, Matt Kenseth held serve. Kenseth, who entered the Chase for the Sprint Cup as the 10-race championship battle’s …
Sat., April 27, 2013
Kenseth races to Richmond pole
Matt Kenseth didn’t wait long to get his pole award back. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver, stripped of his pole award from last week at Kansas in a raft of …
Fri., April 26, 2013
Kenseth weighs in
Mild-mannered Matt Kenseth is spitting mad at NASCAR. The driver for Joe Gibbs Racing spoke out Thursday, one day after his team received some of the harshest penalties in NASCAR …
Mon., March 11, 2013
Kenseth takes chance and scores a victory
LAS VEGAS – Matt Kenseth decided not to replace any tires during the final pit stop under caution, and the calculated risk put him in the lead. Kenseth knows a …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2012
Kenseth wins wild one
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There was rain, fire, soap suds and fog in the most bizarre Daytona 500 in history. When it was all over, Matt Kenseth was the only …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2011
Wrecks, Kenseth win shake up Chase standings
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR’s championship race took a huge swing Saturday night when Matt Kenseth staked a claim on the title moments after a viscous wreck sent Jimmie Johnson spiraling …
Mon., May 16, 2011
Audible in pits leads to Kenseth victory at Dover
Matt Kenseth’s first idea was to skip pit road, take a chance he could start first on a restart and hang on for a victory. Then, he had another thought. …
Sun., April 10, 2011
Kenseth wins for first time in last 76 races
FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth can quit wondering. He is still good enough to win. After going 76 races without a win, Kenseth finally got back into Victory Lane …
Mon., Feb. 23, 2009
After winless 2008, Kenseth wins at Fontana to go 2 for 2
FONTANA, Calif. – Matt Kenseth’s team has found some much-needed magic. After going through a winless and disappointing 2008, the former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is 2-0 in 2009, adding …
Tue., Feb. 17, 2009
Kenseth win a tough sell in big event
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Kenseth is not boring or bland. Get to know him a bit, and one might find he’s actually rather funny. Sure, he’s a bit quiet …
Mon., Feb. 16, 2009
Kenseth reigns in the rain
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The rain finally fell on Daytona, then it took another 20 minutes for the real downpour. Matt Kenseth, the quiet, unassuming former NASCAR champion who had …