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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Matt Kenseth Proves He Still Deserves A Ride, Misses Championship Opportunity Because Of Technicality

Avondale AZ – We all saw it coming, rides were being taken by younger drivers bringing money and a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion was left as a free agent. Well, eight days ago, Matt Kenseth conceded. Last Saturday at Texas, Kenseth announced that he would no longer be pursuing a 2018 ride in the series. He was done. Now, he’s in victory lane. Kenseth, passed Chase Elliott with 10 laps left in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at the Phoenix Raceway and ended a 51 race winless drought. In Sunday’s race,…

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Matt Kenseth Makes Late Race Pass, Wins at Phoenix, Keselowski In as a Result

Avondale, AZ – What a dramatic last 40 laps in Sunday’s Can-Am 500. In the end, it was a non playoff driver winning a playoff race for the first time since 2013 and a popular one at that. Matt Kenseth passed Chase Elliott with 10 laps-to-go and never looked back en route to his first win of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. In fact, the win at the Phoenix Raceway, the second of Kenseth’s career, ended a 51 race winless drought. The last win for Kenseth was at…

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Matt Kenseth Still Showing Why He’s Deserving Of a Full-Time Cup Seat, New NASCAR Business Model Says Otherwise

On Saturday of this past weekend, Matt Kenseth revealed from the Texas Motor Speedway that his pursuit of a full-time ride for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was being halted. The 17 year veteran stopped his search of a full time ride and will concede that it’s not in the cards to vie for a chance to win the 2018 Cup championship. While there are a few rides open, Kenseth doesn’t want to just drive to drive. He wants a shot to remain relevant and win a…

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Kenseth And Earnhardt Jr. Come Into NASCAR Together, Leave Together Too

Fort Worth, TX – Back in April, Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his 17th and final in NASCAR’s premiere series. At the time, we didn’t think it would be Matt Kenseth’s either. But, six months later, Kenseth confirmed that 2017 may very well be his final Cup season as well. Reports started circulating on Saturday that Kenseth would step away and not purse a ride for the 2018 season. The Wisconsin native since confirmed that statement and while he’s not going…

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Kenseth To Step Away From Full Time Driving In 2018, Won’t Call It Retirement

Fort Worth, TX – Saturday’s news from the Texas Motor Speedway wasn’t as surprising as it sounded. During the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN), NBC Sports and Nate Ryan revealed that Matt Kenseth will be stepping away from full time driving for 2018. Once final practice was over, Kenseth addressed that topic head on, saying that the report was indeed true, he will be stepping away from the sport at least on a full time basis for next season. But, Kenseth…

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2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Silly Season Update, Will Danica/Kenseth Have a Ride?

Now that several ride for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup have been confirmed, what’s left? We know that Aric Almirola is set to be announced as the driver of the No. 10 Ford with Stewart-Haas Racing on Wednesday of next week. We also know that Darrell Wallace Jr. was named as the replacement driver for Almirola with Richard Petty Motorsports in the famed No. 43 Ford as well. We know that the No. 77 Toyota with Furniture Row Racing is being shut down due to lack of…

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Final Playoff Spot To Come Down To Past Champions Johnson, Kenseth, Kyle Busch at Kansas

With 12 drivers still eligible to win this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, 42-percent of them have won a Cup championship in the past. But, 60-percent of those past champions are in danger of not even making it to the Round of 8. Currently, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth sit eighth, ninth 10th respectively in the Cup playoff standings. With only eight drivers making out of the second round, all three of them are in danger of being eliminated. With Kansas Speedway this weekend being the…

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