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Matt Kenseth

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Matt Kenseth
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Born: 10 March 1972
Hometown:  Cambridge, Wisconsin, USA

A NASCAR, the final Winston Cup Champion before the series became the Nextel Cup.

Accomplishments include:
2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion
2012 Daytona 500 Winner

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Matt Kenseth page on 24 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Matthew Roy Kenseth is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 6 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing. He had stepped away from full-time racing after the 2017 season after a career racing for Roush Fenway Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing.

Kenseth started racing on several short tracks in Wisconsin and won track championships at Madison International Speedway, Slinger Super Speedway and Wisconsin International Raceway. He moved to the ARTGO, American Speed Association, and Hooters Late Model touring series before getting a full-time ride in the NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) for his former Wisconsin short track rival Robbie Reiser, finishing second and third in the standings.

Kenseth moved up in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series). He won the series' Rookie of the Year title in 2000 and the championship in 2003. The International Race of Champions invited Kenseth to race in their 2004 season as the reigning champion and he won the season championship. In 2009, he won a rain-shortened Daytona 500 and repeated as Daytona 500 winner in 2012. He is the father of Ross Kenseth.


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1998 MBNA Gold 400 1998 MBNA Gold 400
Matt made his Cup debut, substituting for Bill Elliott in the McDonald’s Ford at Dover in September 1998. The young Kenseth drove to an impressive sixth-place finish in his first run with NASCAR’s elite (I love the kid with the checkered flag behind the fence).
Photo courtesy Darryl W. Moran Photography
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Matt Kenseth Show Car Photo ©2004 Bill Crittenden
2004 Chicago Auto Show
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Matt Kenseth DeWalt Nano Model Car Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Matt Kenseth DeWalt Nano Model Car Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Matt Kenseth at the 2012 Daytona 500 2012 Daytona 500

Photo courtesy United States Army MWR
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2012 Daytona 500 2012 Daytona 500
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2012 Kobalt Tools 400 - Matt Kenseth 2012 Kobalt Tools 400
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2012 Kobalt Tools 400 - Matt Kenseth 2012 Kobalt Tools 400
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - Revell 85-165717 Dewalt Tools Matt Kenseth 2000 TaurusProFinish, 1:24 scale, pre-painted #17 Dewalt Tools
Collector Card - 2003 Press Pass Optima 12Matt Kenseth#17 Dewalt Tools
Collector Card - 2003 Press Pass Optima Fan Favorite FF 3Matt Kenseth#17 Dewalt Tools


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 January 2003NASCAR Winston Cup PreviewMatt Kenseth
21 September 2004NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
Ricky Rudd
17 May 2005NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
27 September 2005NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
11 January 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
Jeremy Mayfield
7 March 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
10 July 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceKasey Kahne
Matt Kenseth
Mark Martin
9 September 2006NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Chevy Rock & Roll 400Matt Kenseth
7 November 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
16 November 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Curtis Gray
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
Matt Kenseth
Robin Pemberton
16 January 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
February 28, 2007Kenseth wins in CaliforniaAlfred Johnson
12 June 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
18 September 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
4 November 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Dickies 500Matt Kenseth
Martin Truex, Jr.
11 November 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by PennzoilGreg Biffle
Matt Kenseth
17 November 2007NASCAR Busch Series: Ford 300Matt Kenseth
Mark Martin
David Ragan
18 November 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Ford 400Matt Kenseth
Robbie Reiser
Jack Roush
8 January 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
1 February 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
19 February 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
17 May 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sprint All-Star RaceGreg Biffle
Matt Kenseth
15 June 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: LifeLock 400Kasey Kahne
Matt Kenseth
5 July 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-ColaCarl Edwards
Matt Kenseth
21 September 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Camping World RV 400 presented by AAACarl Edwards
Matt Kenseth
29 October 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
17 January 2009NASCAR Preseason Fan FestivalMatt Kenseth
15 February 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500Drew Blickensderfer
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
Feburary 17, 2009NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
Jack Roush
22 February 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Drew Blickensderfer
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
16 May 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sprint All-Star RaceMatt Kenseth
2 September 2009NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
12 September 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Chevy Rock & Roll 400Matt Kenseth
27 September 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AAA 400Matt Kenseth
Mark Martin
17 October 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of AmericaKasey Kahne
Matt Kenseth
8 November 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Dickies 500Matt Kenseth
15 January 2010NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan FestMatt Kenseth
7 March 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Kobalt Tools 500Matt Kenseth
16 May 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk & MilkshakesMatt Kenseth
11 September 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Air Guard 400Matt Kenseth
14 September 2010NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
7 November 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AAA Texas 500Matt Kenseth
5 April 2011NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
9 April 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Samsung Mobile 500Jimmy Fennig
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
15 May 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism SpeaksJimmy Fennig
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
19 June 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400Kyle Busch
Matt Kenseth
2 July 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-ColaMatt Kenseth
Joey Logano
31 August 2011NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
10 September 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Wonderful Pistachios 400Matt Kenseth
15 October 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bank of America 500Jimmy Fennig
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
12 January 2012NASCAR Preseason Thunder at DaytonaMatt Kenseth
23 February 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Gatorade Duel 2Jimmy Fennig
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
27 February 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500Jimmy Fennig
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
6 March 2012NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
18 March 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Matt Kenseth
Martin Truex, Jr.
6 May 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Kyle Busch
Matt Kenseth
19 May 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sprint All-Star RaceMatt Kenseth
Brad Keselowski
3 June 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism SpeaksKevin Harvick
Matt Kenseth
17 June 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Quicken Loans 400Matt Kenseth
7 July 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-ColaJeff Burton
Matt Kenseth
8 September 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400Greg Biffle
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Matt Kenseth
Martin Truex, Jr.
7 October 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500Jimmy Fennig
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
9 October 2012NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
21 October 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Hollywood Casino 400Matt Kenseth
Jimmy Fennig
Jack Roush
22 October 2012Matt Kenseth wins third NASCAR Sprint Cup race of 2012Wikinews
10 March 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Kobalt Tools 400Joe Gibbs
Matt Kenseth
Jason Ratcliff
21 April 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: STP 400Joe Gibbs
Matt Kenseth
Jason Ratcliff
30 April 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
11 May 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bojangles' Southern 500Wally Brown
J.D. Gibbs
Matt Kenseth
30 June 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto PartsJoe Gibbs
Matt Kenseth
Jason Ratcliff
24 August 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Irwin Tools Night RaceJoe Gibbs
Matt Kenseth
Jason Ratcliff
7 September 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400Matt Kenseth
7 September 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400Clint Bowyer
Matt Kenseth
Joey Logano
15 September 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: GEICO 400Joe Gibbs
Matt Kenseth
Jason Ratcliff
17 September 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceMatt Kenseth
22 September 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sylvania 300Joe Gibbs
Matt Kenseth
Jason Ratcliff
12 October 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bank of America 500Matt Kenseth
27 October 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500Clint Bowyer
Matt Kenseth
14 November 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceKevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
Matt Kenseth
14 November 2013NASCAR Media Conference Breakout SessionMatt Kenseth
17 November 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Ford EcoBoost 400Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Matt Kenseth


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