Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:27:22 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth plans to use standby drivers for the Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway next weekend as he awaits the birth of his third child. Driver Sam Hornish Jr. will be on standby for the Nationwide Series race, and driver Jeff Burton will be on standby in the Cup race.
Fantasy Tip: Kenseth is an extremely risky lineup addition next week unless the baby is born before the race.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:35:19 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth swept the Daytona 500 qualifying races Thursday, Feb. 19.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:09:30 -0800
A seven-car accident in Sprint Cup practice Wednesday, Feb. 19, led to a hole being pierced in the Daytona International Speedway fencing. Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth started the crash. The fence "performed the way it was designed to," but a steel cable and some mesh fencing needs to be replaced.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:49:12 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth ended up in fourth place in the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3, but he still slipped seven points back of Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with two races remaining.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:48:18 -0800
Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson led 255 of the 334 laps at the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3, posting his sixth victory of the season, and the 66th of his career. More importantly, he now holds a seven-point lead over Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with just two races remaining.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:50:31 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, Sept. 15, in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He held off teammate Kyle Busch, who was attempting to sweep the Trucks race, Nationwide race and Sprint Cup race.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:50:49 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway Sunday, June 30. It was his series-high fourth win of the year.
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.
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