Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick are leaving full-time racing, and others are facing pay cuts and a dearth of sponsorships in 2018.
Matt Kenseth celebrates his win in Victory Lane after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Matt Kenseth’s win at Phoenix on Sunday means another former Cup Series champion gets to leave NASCAR’s top level with a win in his final season. Show More Summary
Matt Kenseth drives down the front straightaway during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Matt Kenseth might have gotten the final victory of his Cup Series career on Sunday. Show More Summary
Kansas is behind us, and so too are the playoff hopes of four more drivers. But this wouldn’t be NASCAR if there wasn’t some controversy, and this time around, the hammer dropped on the No. 20 Toyota of Matt Kenseth. During pit stops, Kenseth had too many men over the wall, and that was enough to disqualify him. Show More Summary
Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Jamie McMurray are on the outside looking in after Talladega. (Getty) Consider our Takeaways feature to be the home of our random and sometimes intelligent musings. Sometimes the post may have a theme. Show More Summary
At the moment, there may only be six races left in Matt Kenseth’s NASCAR career. The 2003 champion doesn’t have a Cup Series ride lined up for 2018 following Joe Gibbs Racing’s announcement earlier this season that he’d be replaced in the No. Show More Summary
By no choice of his own, Matt Kenseth will, essentially, be retired from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition when the checkered flag falls on the 2017 season Sunday at the end of the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While Kenseth didn’t decided to go out in 2017, it just seems ironic to me [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth are good friends, and by happenstance each is making their likely final start in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. To this day Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth still joke...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2017 season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway may be the final Cup Series start for Matt Kenseth, and his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team is commemorating the occasion with a throwback paint scheme. For Homestead, Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota will carry a paint scheme [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT Matt Kenseth may not be officially retired as of season’s end, but he’s been up front about not having a ride for next year and has stated that, maybe, it’s time to go do something different. Kenseth seems to see the writing on the wall that, perhaps, his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup [...]
This could be it for the 45-year-old NASCAR driver.
Matt Kenseth gets to experience victory lane for likely the final time, while Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin rekindle their feud, and Brad Keselowski earns himself a spot in the championship final. Seeing Matt Kenseth stand on the roof of his No. Show More Summary
Andretti congratulated the NASCAR driver for his win at Phoenix Raceway.
By AMANDA VINCENT Matt Kenseth got by Chase Elliott with nine laps remaining to claim his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of 2017 in the second-to-last race of the season and of his stint with Joe Gibbs Racing, and perhaps, of his career Sunday in the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. “I [...]
Matt Kenseth may be going away, but he's not going quietly. Kenseth won for the first time this season in what might have been the second-to-last Cup race of his NASCAR career. Kenseth does not have a job lined up for next year and said he'll take a break at the start of the season. “Just got one...
Chase Elliott came up just short after getting revenge on Denny Hamlin Sunday
“Everyone dreams of going out a winner.”
Reader questions on Matt Kenseth’s future, and why Stewart-Haas Racing didn’t sign the former champion to replace the departing Danica Patrick. Each week SB Nation's NASCAR reporter Jordan Bianchi answers your questions about the latest news and happenings within the sport. Show More Summary
Matt Kenseth didn’t announce his retirement Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Instead, he announced he was taking a break from the sport for awhile. But for those who haven’t seen the writing on the wall, yet, and that may even include Kenseth, himself, but his stepping away from the sport, I’m pretty sure, is going [...]
The former Cup Series champion says he’s not retiring, but admits that there is a “good chance” he won’t return. Matt Kenseth confirmed Saturday he will cease being a full-time NASCAR driver at the end of the 2017 season, telling NBC...Show More Summary