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Matt Kenseth

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  • The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft

    The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft
    And you thought NASCAR didn't have a draft. Oh sure at Daytona and Talladega there is drafting, but restictor plate racing is also as close to a draft as we get in NASCAR. How you might ask? Because speed, horse power, driving have very little to do...
  • Stenhouse to drive No. 17 Cup car in 2013

    Stenhouse to drive No. 17 Cup car in 2013
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will drive Roush Fenway Racing's No. 17 Ford next year on the Sprint Cup circuit. Stenhouse, last year's Nationwide champion, replaces Matt Kenseth in the No. 17. Kenseth is moving to Joe Gibbs Racing. Best Buy, Fifth Third Bank...
  • Jimmie Johnson wins record fourth Brickyard 400

    Jimmie Johnson wins record fourth Brickyard 400
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, tying the record for the most wins by a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Only Jeff Gordon, Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports teammate, has also won the race...
  • Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th

    Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th
    Jeff Gordon, one of NASCAR racing's biggest rainmakers, got a shower just when he needed it in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400.   Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an...
  • Nascar Makes Pit Stop in Grand Rapids

    Nascar Makes Pit Stop in Grand Rapids
    Nascar has driven into Grand Rapids Friday, for the second and third of three events leading up to the Pure Michigan 400. First, you can see them Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Calder Plaza. Then, you can head to Fifth Third Ballpark on...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiling, even at a road course

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiling, even at a road course
    You can't wipe the smile off the face of Dale Earnhardt Jr. these days, not even at a road course. With five races before the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins, Earnhardt is in unfamiliar territory as the series gets set for the second and...
  • Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th

    Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th
    On a track too greasy to provide traction, Marco Ambrose surged from third to first on the final lap of Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International and won the race in a slugfest with runner-up Brad Keselowski. Keselowski had grabbed the lead...
  • Ageless Mark Martin wins Cup pole at Michigan

    Ageless Mark Martin wins Cup pole at Michigan
    Carl Edwards joked that he played with Mark Martin toys as a child. But it was Martin, 53, who had the last laugh Friday, as he blew away the rest of the field in qualifying for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan...
  • Johnson wins pole for Chase opener, Bowyer will start 9th

    Johnson wins pole for Chase opener, Bowyer will start 9th
    Jimmie Johnson has won the pole for the Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway - an impressive start for the five-time champion whose streak of Cup titles came to an end last year. The 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup begins with Sunday's 400-mile race....
  • The Backstretch Blog: You can do magic

    The Backstretch Blog: You can do magic
    They call the New Hampshire Motor Speedway the "Magic Mile." I gotta be honest, I have no idea why. But can tell you that New Hampshire has the potential to be magical in both a good and bad way for most of the 12 chase drivers. If you are Brad...
  • Johnson wins 4th Brickyard, Bowyer rallies to finish 15th

    Johnson wins 4th Brickyard, Bowyer rallies to finish 15th
     Jimmie Johnson stamped another exclamation point on his racing resume, winning his fourth career Brickyard 400 with a dominant drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.     With the victory, Johnson joined Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff...
  • Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky; Clint Bowyer third

    Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky; Clint Bowyer third
    Matt Kenseth's fuel-only pit road gamble helped him beat Jimmie Johnson late and win Sunday's rescheduled 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. "I didn't roll the dice, Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) did," said Kenseth.  "I thought...