Kenseth To Race In 10 More Cup Races In 2018

Matt Kenseth will pilot Roush Fenway Racing’s flagship No. 6 Ford for 10 more races in 2018. Starting on July 14 at Kentucky Speedway, Kenseth’s summer stretch of four-straight weekends will conclude at Watkins Glen International on August 5. Kenseth made his return to Roush Fenway earlier this year at Kansas Speedway and raced five consecutive weeks at the helm of the No. 6 Ford. After Kentucky, he will be behind the wheel of the car at Loudon (July 22), Pocono (July 29) and Watkins Glen (Aug. 5) – tracks…

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Matt Kenseth Earns Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (6 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole As RFR/Fords Strong

It only took Matt Kenseth one week to get Roush/Fenway Racing back up to speed. Well, maybe it was part restrictor plate too. Nevertheless, Kenseth earned the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (6 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in the unique qualifying round run on a soggy Friday afternoon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers have to complete three laps and add a four-tire stop with no pit road speed limit in the session, as Kenseth did it best with a total time of 2:07.644 at an…

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What Happens If Bayne Wins On Sunday?

On Wednesday, Roush/Fenway Racing announced that they have brought back Matt Kenseth to the team for select races during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Kenseth, will split time with Trevor Bayne in the No. 6 Ford for the remainder of the year. While that all sounds good in theory, the big question has to be asked, what happens if Bayne wins Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Talladega Superspeedway. See, if Bayne wins, he’s now playoff eligible. But, if he wants to remain…

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Kenseth Returns To Roush/Fenway Racing For Select Races In 2018

Who said you can’t go home? NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will return to the organization where he began his storied NASCAR career, piloting Roush Fenway’s flagship No. 6 Ford Fusion for a part of the 2018 season. Kenseth will also have a new home away from home, with the team announcing a multi-year partnership with Wyndham Rewards®, the award-winning loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, as a new primary on the No. 6. “It’s a great feeling to return to where it all started for me in the Cup Series,”…

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NASCAR Changes Damaged Vehicles Policy, How The Rule Would Have Affected Matt Kenseth Last Year

NASCAR has released a few more rule changes for the 2018 season on Thursday, with a big one of note. For the upcoming season, if a team sends too many crew members over the wall to fix a crashed race car, instead of being parked like the rule was last year, you will lose two-laps instead. That’s part of the new Damaged Vehicle Policy. Last year, if a team sent more than six crew members over the wall, a car was parked for the duration of the race. A key…

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The Clash Has Been Owned By Joe Gibbs Racing Recently

This weekend will mark the unofficial start to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The official start gets underway next weekend for the 60th annual Daytona 500, but this weekend, is the soft opening. 17 drivers will take part in the annual all-star event at the Daytona International Speedway with Sunday being the 40th straight year that the Cup drivers will take to the 2.5-mile banks of Daytona for the Clash. This year, is a bit different though. For the first time in years, the race is scheduled…

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Earnhardt Jr. Finishes In Final Cup Series Starts, Kenseth And Danica And Respectively

Homestead, Fla – Three drivers were likely making their final Monster Energy NASCAR cup Series start at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. Two of the three may not ever make another Cup start, the other will make one more appearance next February at Daytona then call it quits herself. The biggest one was Dale Earnhardt Jr. The third generation driver was making his 631st and final Cup start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. Earnhardt, originally qualified his No. 88 Chevrolet 24th, but due to changing an engine during the opening practice…

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Denny Hamlin Earns Homestead Pole, All 4 Championship 4 Contenders In The Top 10

Homestead, Fla – Since there aren’t any stage points being awarded to the Championship 4 drivers this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, it really doesn’t matter where any of them start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). It’s where they finish. Instead, they’ll all have a good view of one another to start Sunday’s race, as all four will roll off inside of the top 10. But, it was a non championship eligible driver who took the Coors Light Pole Award though. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota…

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With Danica Walking Away Now, NASCAR Loses Powerful Punch of Drivers After Sunday in Homestead

Homestead, Fla – We already knew in the spring that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be Dale Earnhardt Jr’s swan song. He revealed that he was stepping away from NASCAR’s premiere series after this year. But, a few weeks ago, Matt Kenseth also announced that he too is walking away from the Cup Series for 2018. While he didn’t call it a “retirement” per say, he did say that he’s no longer actively pursuing a ride in NASCAR’s premiere series next year. Now, Danica Patrick also made…

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Hendrick/JGR Throwing It Back To 2000 For Season Finale At Homestead For Earnhardt/Kenseth Paint Schemes

We already knew that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was going to be racing in his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season in 2017 back in the spring. What we didn’t know was that it appears that Matt Kenseth likely will be too. Just a few weeks ago, Kenseth called off his search for a full-time ride in NASCAR’s premiere series for 2018, saying that while it’s not retirement per say, it’s likely going to be his final year in Cup. So, with that being said, Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3…

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