Matt Kenseth
United States
Driver

Matt Kenseth

1972-03-10 (age 49)

Big names desperately seeking a win at Pocono

The 2017 Monster Energy Cup season shares some similarities at the halfway point to last year at this juncture.

NASCAR Roundtable - Surprise winners and big names searching for wins

Motorsport.com's NASCAR team talks winners on this week's Roundtable.

Kenseth leads the entirety of Stage 1 at Richmond

Matt Kenseth dominated Stage 1 in Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.

Veterans hope to shine in Richmond

When the Monster Energy Cup tour takes the flag at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday, it will be the last taste of short track racing until August.

Kenseth takes Richmond pole over Blaney

If Joe Gibbs Racing is struggling, Matt Kenseth certainly didn’t show any signs of it on Friday.

Joe Gibbs "very disappointed" with JGR's start to the 2017 season

No one is more aware of the problems Joe Gibbs Racing has had to the start of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season than the organization’s leadership and drivers.

Joe Gibbs: Addition of Circle K to JGR "a winner" for all involved

Joe Gibbs believes his organization’s latest sponsor addition to its NASCAR program may be a positive sign for the sport’s future.

Joey Logano is no stranger to confrontation

Since joining Team Penske, Joey Logano has been as fast as greased lightning.

NASCAR Roundtable - Las Vegas

Reviewing the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the news around Las Vegas this week are a few topics covered.

Peak to back Kenseth during 2017 season

Joe Gibbs racing offered a sneak “Peak” of Matt Kenseth’s new sponsor debuting at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s Kobalt 400.

NASCAR Cup drivers who need to rebound after early season woes

Jimmie Johnson was hoping to make a comeback at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend.

Matt Kenseth found plenty of speed Sunday - on pit road

Matt Kenseth had plenty of speed in Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but he showed it in the wrong places.

Kenseth: "I know very little" about Edwards retirement

Carl Edwards’ expected departure from Joe Gibbs Racing took plenty of people by surprise — even his teammate Matt Kenseth.

Top 10 NASCAR Cup drivers of 2016

Who were the most impressive NASCAR Cup drivers from the 2016 season?

If it's not broke, don't fix it: NASCAR won't tinker with overtime

Sunday’s Can-Am 500 offered one of the best finishes in the 2016 Chase to the Sprint Cup.

Dramatic late-race crash knocks Kenseth out of the Chase - video

It was the scenario so many thought could end in disaster, and essentially it did.

NASCAR Ignition Points - Phoenix

This week's thoughts on the NASCAR Round Table from Motorsport.com heading into Phoenix International Raceway.

Busch on teammate concerns: "We talked – Forgive and forget"

Despite some consternation among Joe Gibbs Racing teammates as they battled each other for second place last weekend at Martinsville, Va., Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch insisted Friday all members of the organization are on the same page.

JGR Martinsville radio drama: "You got to be (expletive) kidding me"

Joe Gibbs Racing makes up half of the remaining Chase teams, so it's not entirely surprising that tempers flared between the title-contending teammates.

NASCAR Roundtable - Texas

NASCAR writers Lee Spencer, Jim Utter, News Manager Nick DeGroot along with NASCAR PR Manager Tim Southers will tackle questions each week leading into the final three races of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and the Chase for the Cup.

Is the teamwork between JGR teams ending as title battle intensifies?

Teamwork has been critical to Joe Gibbs Racing's remarkable 2016 season, but as the title hunt heats up is the dynamic changing?

Hamlin: JGR would be "dumbest group in history" if they raced in pack

Denny Hamlin said Friday that his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates would have been the “dumbest group in history” if they had raced in the middle of the pack last Sunday at Talladega and risked getting caught up in a wreck.

Martinsville Chase preview: Who will advance to the Championship 4?

Now that the Round of 8 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup is set, who has the best shot at moving on to the final four with a win at Martinsville Speedway?

Joe Gibbs on final four races: "I think now it gets easier for all of us"

On the surface the pressure seems only likely to rise as the race to this season’s Sprint Cup Series championship draws to a close.

Analysis: Riding in the back wasn't popular, but it was the smart move

Joe Gibbs Racing’s plan to have its top three drivers in the Chase standings ride around in the back of the pack most of the race at Talladega was probably a smart one, but it certainly wasn’t aesthetically pleasing.

Matt Kenseth tops final Kansas practice, Kurt Busch finds trouble

Matt Kenseth continued to set the pace at Kansas Speedway in Happy Hour on Saturday.

Kenseth leads Gibbs 1-2-3 in Kansas qualifying

Qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 was a matter of changing places — for Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch.

Analysis: Don't hand the NASCAR Sprint Cup trophy to Toyota just yet

Is Toyota on the cusp of winning its second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship?

Truex admits he "could have pushed the issue" with Kenseth

It looked all-too-familiar to last season – a driver already locked in the next round of the Chase attempting to get around Matt Kenseth, who was leading the race and still trying to secure his own berth.

Can any team stop the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut?

If the domination exhibited by Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. at Richmond International Raceway is any indication, the answer is no.

Ten cars pile up as Kurt Busch crashes out of the race lead

Kurt Busch’s streak of 22 lead-lap finishes came to an end at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Tide returns to NASCAR with throwback Darlington paint scheme

In one of the most recognizable liveries unveiled yet, Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing will bring the 'Tide Ride' back to life in this year's Southern 500.

Loudon race winner Kenseth penalized for failing post-race inspection

NASCAR levied a P3 penalty on the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team and driver Matt Kenseth on Wednesday.

Aging Racefully: Matt Kenseth stays the course with JGR

With additional support from DeWalt, Matt Kenseth’s future looks brighter at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Dollar General leaving Kenseth, ending involvement in NASCAR

Dollar General will discontinue its support of Joe Gibbs Racing and the No. 20 Toyota driven by Matt Kenseth at the end of the 2016 season.

NASCAR: "We can’t let restarts get out of hand”

NASCAR has appeared to take a tighter stance of late in enforcing its rules regarding the start and restarts of races drawing rave reviews from some of the sport’s top drivers.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-05-18

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers and contributors.

Analysis: How an initially dull Dover race evolved into one of the best ever

When you look at the first 100 laps from this past weekend's 400-lapper at Dover and then compare it with the final 100, you could trick yourself into thinking you're watching two different races.

Five drivers looking for luck at the Monster Mile this weekend

Entering Dover International speedway, some drivers didn’t need to be reminded it was Friday the 13th. There are plenty of competitive Sprint Cup teams that have already endured their share of bad luck this season.

Kenseth finally shakes bad luck, earning his first top five of 2016

Matt Kenseth remains the odd man out at Joe Gibbs Racing when it comes to having qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he enjoyed something almost as important Saturday night at Kansas – a good finish.

Keselowski wins carnage-filled slugfest at Talladega

The GEICO 500 resembled more of a demolition derby than a Sprint Cup race on Sunday.

Analysis: Five drivers who need to step up their 2016 short track game

After a triple dose of short track racing over the past four weeks, the Sprint Cup tour won’t compete on another venue of less than a mile until to Bristol Motor Speedway in August.

Tire issues leave Gibbs and Goodyear searching for answers

Except for race winner Carl Edwards, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Sprint Cup drivers faced a rash of tire issues in Sunday’s race at Bristol which perplexed the teams and Goodyear.

Matt Kenseth asserts that he isn't considering retirement

Line Matt Kenseth up against any of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, and it’s clear the driver of the No. 20 Toyota can hold his own.

Kenseth hoping to shake string of bad luck this weekend

Matt Kenseth's results are far from indicative of his performance thus far in 2016.

Logano using Kenseth feud as "motivator" to win at Martinsville

If Joey Logano was searching for motivation entering Martinsville Speedway, he found it Thursday night.

Final practice slowed by two-car crash, Kenseth quickest

Matt Kenseth picked up the pace considerably in Happy Hour at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.

Matt Kenseth fastest in Sprint Cup final practice

Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas led both Sprint Cup practices on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — but it was Matt Kenseth on top of the speed chart in Happy Hour.

Kenseth knocked out of contention while oblivious to NASCAR penalty

Matt Kenseth appeared to have a car capable of contending for the win Sunday but was oblivious to a controversy over a NASCAR penalty on a pit stop and ended up getting black-flagged.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-02-25

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers and contributors.

Kenseth on finish: "They don't get much more crushing than that"

While everyone focused on Martin Truex Jr.'s brush with Daytona 500 glory, Matt Kenseth pulled down pit road in 14th, left to second-guess everything he did on the final lap.

Denny Hamlin wins first Daytona 500 in spectacular photo finish

Practice made perfect for the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas in the season-opening Daytona 500.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-02-17

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers and contributors.

Chase Elliott becomes youngest Daytona 500 pole-sitter in history

For the second year in succession, the No. 24 will lead the field to the green flag in the Daytona 500.