Tag Archive: Matt Kenseth

Oct 10

Johnson wins at Charlotte, locks in Round of 8 spot

After Sunday’s victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson can proclaim justifiably “The Boys are Back in Town.

Jimmie Johnson

But for five other Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, all of whom finished 30th or worse in the rain-delayed Bank of America 500, the race ended in a medley of dire straits. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Matt Kenseth wins at Loudon

The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota also had to survive a rash of cautions late to secure the victory

Matt Kenseth

Matt Kenseth came on strong late to get by Martin Truex Jr. and later Denny Hamlin for the win in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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May 15

Matt Kenseth wins Dover Sprint Cup race

Kenseth holds off Larson, wins at chaotic Dover

Matt KensethMatt Kenseth roared to victory Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, holding off a hard-charging Kyle Larson to score his first win of the season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Matt Kenseth wins at New Hampshire

Kevin Harvick clarified his championship status on Sunday—but not the way he had planned

Kenseth: 'You got to enjoy it while it's here'After dominating the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for most of the afternoon, Harvick ran out of fuel while leading on Lap 298 of 300, handing the top spot and the victory to Matt Kenseth, who joined teammate Denny Hamlin as an automatic qualifier for the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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Sep 13

Matt Kenseth wins at Richmond

Matt Kenseth was unstoppable, leading 352 of 400 laps

Kenseth: Got the jump and got out frontMatt Kenseth celebrates in Victory Lane after earning his fourth victory of the season and second at Richmond International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Bristol

Straight Outta Michigan: Kenseth Shows He’s Championship Contender

NASCAR logoMatt Kenseth is showing the speed of bona fide Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship contender. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Dominant Kenseth corrals Michigan victory

Kenseth quickly exhibited his mastery of the high-drag aerodynamic package

Dominant Kenseth corrals Michigan victoryFrom Matt Kenseth‘s point of view, the competition package NASCAR used at Michigan International Speedway could well have had a big, bright bow on it. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Kenseth wins at Pocono as Kyle Busch runs dry

Joe Gibbs Racing driver steals victory after leaders run out of fuel

Kenseth wins at Pocono as Kyle Busch runs dryMatt Kenseth, the unexpected winner of Sunday’s Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, had to do a double take. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Kyle Busch takes Indy for third victory in row

No. 18 driver gives Toyota its first victory at the Brickyard

Kyle Busch takes Indy for third victory in row

“I guess Kyle’s back,” a disappointed Logano said after the race, uttering perhaps the biggest understatement in the modern era of stock car racing.
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Feb 17

Matt Kenseth aims to keep early Daytona momentum

Veteran won Sprint Unlimited, posted strong time in qualifying

Sprint Unlimited logo He won the Sprint Unlimited and posted the fourth fastest time in the final round of qualifying for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (which became the third fastest in the final round after teammate Denny Hamlin’s time was disallowed). Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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