Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:53:43 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing has announced they have signed driver Matt Kenseth to a multi-year contract extension. The organization has also reach an extension with Dollar General, which will sponsor 30 races next season. Home Depot, which is sponsoring all of the races Dollar General is not this season, is not expected to return as a sponsor next season.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:34:50 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth did not show well in practice Saturday, June 7, at Pocono Raceway. Hamlin was 22nd in practice, while Busch was 23rd and Kenseth 27th.
Fantasy Tip: Don't put too much stock into the practice speeds. Hamlin is on the pole for Sunday's race, and he has four career wins at the track with an Average Finish of 12.6 in 16 career starts. Busch has struggled at Pocono, and he is one to avoid for fantasy purposes. He has just four Top 5 finishes in 18 career starts with four DNFs. Kenseth also has never won at Long Pond, but he has a 14.9 Average Finish in 28 career starts, ninth-best among all active drivers.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:42:01 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth finished in third place at the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sunday, June 1, at Dover International Speedway. While it was good enough to move into the points lead, he is still looking for that elusive first win of the season. "If there's not 16 winners and even if there is, they put the winner in there (Chase field)," Kenseth said. "So even though we haven't been able to win yet, we've been solid and if you can't win, you want to finish as high as you can every week - and obviously that's rewarded by points." Kenseth has a series-best 10 Top 10 finishes, but he is searching for answers on how to win.
At the next Sprint Cup Series stop at Pocono Raceway June 8, Kenseth has never won. At Michigan International Speedway, the stop after Pocono June 15, Kenseth has two career wins, but none since 2006. And after that, the series moves to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma June 22 where Kenseth has zero career victories.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners have been getting tremendous performances from Kenseth, so even though he hasn't cracked into Victory Lane, he remains a must-start option week in and week out.
Mon, 26 May 2014 18:32:38 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth has been consistently in the hunt, but he came up short again at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday, May 25. Kenseth finished third, as he looks for his first victory of the season. Kenseth won seven times last season, and has been Top 10 nine times in 12 starts this season.
Fantasy Tip: Kenseth is getting tremendous results, he is just not getting wins. If he keeps racing as well as he has, the wins will come, and they might come frequently.
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:02:46 -0700
Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski said he was unhappy with Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth, because he believes Kenseth blocked him out of a chance to win the Toyota Owners 400. "I had a shot at winning the race and felt like he ran me off the track" Keselowski said. "You race to win and he definitely was racing to win, but you hope when somebody races to win that they at least win the race if they're going to wreck you or run you off the race track.
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.
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