Tag Archive: Matt Kenseth

Sep 01

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup clinch scenarios for Richmond

Fourteen Chase spots are now taken

Chase-logo With his win at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night, Kasey Kahne became the 13th winner of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season – and the 13th member of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Logano gets third win of season at Bristol

Holds off Penske teammate Keselowski for first-ever win at heralded track

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Joey Logano believes he has the car, and Team Penske believes they have the team, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

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Aug 21

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Night Riders: Kenseth, Kahne Looking To End 0-fer

NASCAR logo Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne waged one of the memorable battles from the 2013 season. For nearly 20 laps, two of NASCAR’s marquee talents ran side-by-side, inches apart, navigating Bristol’s high banks in a thrilling show of expertise and competitive desire. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

12-in-12: For Some, Enough Is Enough

NASCAR logo It’s been a nice run. And for the likes of Matt Kenseth and Brian Vickers and Kasey Kahne and a bunch of others, extending the “unique winners” streak at New Hampshire was a blast … at the time.

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Apr 22

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Over-Wait: When will Johnson, Kenseth quench wins thirst?

NASCAR logo Here’s a stat that properly illustrates how weird this Jimmie Johnson/Matt Kenseth “drought” is: The last time neither won any of the first eight races, Johnson wasn’t even in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series yet.

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Apr 08

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

New Championship Format Plays No Favorites

NASCAR logo Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth finished 1-2 in last year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship standings, theoretically establishing them as favorites for the 2014 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

NASCAR heavyweight slugfest heads to Texas

NASCAR logo Deadlocked.  Through seven rounds of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™, two heavyweights have battled to a draw. Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson boast identical point totals – 2,294 – entering Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Sep 24

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Kenseth pursues Chase history in Dover

NASCAR logoMatt Kenseth quietly is in pursuit of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ history. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Matt Kenseth wins at New Hampshire

Kenseth has first two wins in Chase

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFor the second straight week, in the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Matt Kenseth led Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to the finish line — and for Kenseth, who has struggled at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, that added a dreamlike quality to the victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Clutch City: Kenseth Holds Serve, Looks To Make More ‘Magic’

NASCAR logoMatt Kenseth pulled off a feat accomplished only once before. And in doing so, may have laid the foundation for a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship – a full decade after his first. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Kenseth holds off Kahne to win Night Race at Bristol

Battle in final 13 laps is tight but Kenseth gets fifth win of season, clinches Chase berth

Bristol Motor Speedway logoWe’ve seen this script before, Matt Kenseth holding off Kasey Kahne in the closing laps of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

The 8th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo…

To be bigger and better than ever in wide-open hall 5

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 at Toronto’s International Centre.

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Jul 01

Matt Kenseth wins action-packed Quaker State 400

Kenseth becomes first driver to four victories this season

Kentucky Speedway  2011-08-27About the only thing that could cast a cloud over Matt Kenseth’s fourth victory of the season was the hard hit Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin suffered in Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Kenseth wins STP 400 in Kansas

Kenseth gets second win at JGR

Matt Kenseth - photo © Tom Pennington -NASCAR via Getty ImagesKenseth gets 26th Cup win and joins Johnson, Busch as two-time winners in ’13. Matt Kenseth likened his victory in the STP 400 to a game of musical chairs — you had to be leading when the music stopped. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 previews new season

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction, Driver Appearances, Q&As, Gen-6 Car Featured

NASCAR logoA long winter’s wait is over. NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 rolls into Charlotte, N.C. Friday through Sunday signaling the beginning of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo set for Feb. 8-10, 2013

The Canadian racing season begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo, Presented by Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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Oct 22

Sprint Cup: Kenseth determined to finish tenure at Roush Fenway Racing on a high note (+results)

Nationwide: Stenhouse rallies for improbable win at Kansas  (+results)

NASCAR logoKansas SpeedwayFolks who use the words “lame” or “duck” in any sentences around the driver of crew of the No. 17 Ford team these days better be prepared to duck themselves. Ricky Stenhouse rallied from two laps down to win Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway and tighten the battle for the series championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Being ahead of Big One proved pivotal for Kenseth

Ride around at the back, or charge to the front?

NASCAR logoNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesWhen it comes to avoiding the large-scale accidents that tend to plague Talladega Superspeedway, Matt Kenseth ended that argument Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Steady Kenseth restores order to crazy Daytona

Rain, delay, fire, delay…

2012-02-27_01172012-02-27_0178Appropriately, in the end the car was spewing water, a little geyser emitting from the vehicle’s overflow valve. Because there’s something about a battle with the elements that brings out the best in Matt Kenseth at the Daytona 500.

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Feb 16

Comeback Kid: Media predict Johnson rebound

Five-Time Champion barely edges Edwards, Gordon, Stewart

Jimmie Johnson 2011-07-30 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesUndoubtedly, Jimmie Johnson would like to forget that the 2011 season ever happened. Apparently, voters in NASCARMedia.com’s annual preseason poll already have. Members of NASCARMedia.com picked Johnson to reign supreme once again – despite a career-low sixth-place finish in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Day One: NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway

New rules, new year and beards among highlights of driver media availability

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesDaytona International Speedway There was no shortage of conversation – or anything off-limits – during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway. From spoilers to drafting to beards – all were topics du jour. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Competitive season also provided some oddities (+photos)

Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart finished off 2011 with a hot streak not seen since Rusty Wallace

NASCAR Truck Series 2011-11-22 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesCarl Edwards accomplished an odd piece of trivia that hadn’t been done since the Modern Era began. And a California driver named Jim Cook shares one unusual trait with Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Biffle and Edwards on front row in Kansas City (+result)

NASCAR Cup – Kansas – Qualifying times

Greg Biffle Ford 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesGreg Biffle will start this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 from pole at Kansas Speedway, with team mate and Chase contender Carl Edwards alongside him. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Paul Menard stretches fuel to win Brickyard 400 (+result)

 In a season of improbable first-time winners

Paul Menard Brick Yard victoryBrick Yard 400 logoIn NASCAR’s biggest races, Paul Menard stretched his fuel mileage and held off a charging Jeff Gordon to win Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ragan comes from nowhere for Brickyard pole (+result)

The roll continued for David Ragan on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

David Ragan Texas Samsung Mobile 500 poleBrick Yard 400 logoRagan’s qualifying lap at 182.994 mph (49.182 seconds) was fast enough to win the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, the 20th Sprint Cup race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Edwards leads final 10 for first All-Star victory and one million dollar (+result)

Carl Edwards’ No. 99 crew didn’t win Thursday’s Sprint Pit Crew Challenge — they waited until it really counted

Carl Edwards Charlotte flipNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFlawless work during mandatory four-tire pit stops before the final 10-lap shootout in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway got Edwards off pit road first, ahead of Kyle Busch. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Kenseth snaps long drought in easy Texas victory (+result)

After a 76-race absence from Victory Lane

Matt Kenseth podium TexasMatt Kenseth burn TexasMatt Kenseth needed a quick refresher course. “Show me where to park this thing,” Kenseth radioed to crew chief Jimmy Fennig after beating race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “It’s been a while.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Ragan scores first Cup pole with top lap at Texas (+result)

David Ragan finally fulfilled the potential he showed in practice

David Ragan Texas Samsung Mobile 500 pole2011-02-19_0344Ragan blistered Texas Motor Speedway with a lap at 189.820 mph (28.448 seconds) Friday to win the first Coors Light Pole award of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

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