Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing
Thu, 09 May 2013 09:13:01 -0700
A NASCAR appeals panel eased some of the penalties handed out to Joe Gibbs Racing for having an illegal part in driver Matt Kenseth's race-winning engine at Kansas Speedway last month. The team never disputed that the part was illegal, but they argued that the penalties enforced by NASCAR were too steep because they leased their engines from Toyota Racing Development and aren't permitted to touch anything inside of them. Toyota accepted the responsibility and insisted that one light rod didn't give Kenseth an advantage. The points deducted from Kenseth were reduced from 50 to 12, which moves him from 11th in the standings to fourth. The panel also gave him the three bonus points he earned for the win.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:47:42 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth was docked 50 points after the engine in his winning car from the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway failed inspection after the race. Crew chief Jason Ratcliff was suspended six races and fined $200,000. Kenseth also lost three bonus points he earned for winning the race, and his pole position for the race was rescinded.
Fantasy Tip: Fortunately for fantasy owners that had Kenseth in their lineups last weekend at Kansas, none of these penalties will affect you. The victory still counts for fantasy purposes.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:54:56 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth may face penalties from NASCAR after the engine from his Sprint Cup race winning car at Kansas Speedway failed a secondary post-race inspection, according to sources. The engine failed because one of the connecting rods did not meet the minimum weight requirement.
Fantasy Tip: This won't affect Kenseth's status as the race winner at Kansas, but NASCAR may dock him some driver points.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:53:08 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, April 21. It was the third straight win by a driver from the pole position in NASCAR's top series.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:35:34 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 10. It was just his third start for his new team, and the victory was his 25th career win in the Sprint Cup Series.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:10:42 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch had the fastest cars in Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix International Raceway Friday, March 1. Kenseth had a speed of 137.023 mph and Busch had a time of 136.976 mph.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:31:50 -0800
Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has one win, three top-fives and five top-10s in 12 career Sprint Cup starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He has an average finish of 17.6 at the track.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:55:58 -0800
Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has one win, one pole, five top-fives and eight top-10s in 20 career Sprint Cup starts at Phoenix International Raceway. He has an average finish of 17.8 at the Arizona track.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:37:56 -0700
Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, 11 top-fives and 14 top-10s in 20 career Sprint Cup starts at Texas Motor Speedway. He has an average finish of 8.6 at the track, which is the best finishing position of any active driver at the track.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:41:31 -0700
Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, three top-fives and eight top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Martinsville Speedway. He owns an average finish of 16.0 at the track.
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