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Matt Kenseth content in car and not contemplating retirement

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

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 as a reason to consider his own future in NASCAR. He has no plans to get out of the race car anytime soon and hopes his pole-winning run at Bristol (Tennessee) Motor Speedway will lead to the end of a 51-race winless streak. Asked if Gordon’s decision has led him to ponder retirement, Kenseth said he hasn’t given the subject any thought. “I feel as good as I did 10 years ago, and I’d like to say that I do as good or better job behind the wheel than I did then,” said Kenseth, who starts first today. Kenseth, the 2003 Cup champion, won seven races in 2013. He went winless last year. – Associated Press

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