Matt Kenseth Articles

Matt Kenseth
Ricky Craven didn’t put a full-court press on Victory Lane during his Sprint Cup driving career. He won only twice over a span of 11 years, but in his life as a racing analyst for ESPN — a role he’s held since 2008 — he has...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Matt Kenseth
The Budweiser Duel at Daytona, NASCAR’s twin qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500, enjoyed its first setting in prime time on Thursday evening. While the week leading up to the event witnessed practice crashes that forced...
Matt Taliaferro
6 months ago
Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth blew away most expectations in his first go-round with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013.  His series-leading seven race wins and runner-up finish in the point standings were simply outstanding. They made Kenseth’s preseason nerves...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Matt Kenseth
When I think of Jimmie Johnson and Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup championship performance, I’m reminded of a simple analogy Rick Hendrick brought up after the race.“I like to use the Parcells quote,” the winning car owner said...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
Matt Kenseth
1. Face the facts: Cup championship is Johnson’s to lose  There’s a good share of NASCAR fans who probably aren’t too happy with what’s coming Sunday afternoon with the sport’s five-time champion, Jimmie Johnson,...
Geoffrey Miller
9 months ago
Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth needs a miracle. For starters, he must run beyond his 13.8-place average finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, but a little luck in the name of a bad Jimmie Johnson outing would be the supplemental boost needed to overcome a...
David Smith
9 months ago
Matt Kenseth
If Jimmie Johnson wins his sixth NASCAR Spring Cup championship, Phoenix will have been its defining moment. It’s not over until the fat lady sings, of course, but the next six days sure feel like a coronation with his No. 48 needing to...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
Matt Kenseth
1. Johnson hopes for no Phoenix repeat  There’s plenty in Jimmie Johnson’s career that the five-time champion would love to repeat. Championships, Daytona 500 wins and beating other drivers in side-by-side duels all probably make...
Geoffrey Miller
9 months ago
Matt Kenseth
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
9 months ago
Matt Kenseth
Someday, fans will look back and recognize the magnitude of what Jimmie Johnson has accomplished. Already a five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, two races away from (potentially) number six, he’s done it in an era where parity amongst the...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
Matt Kenseth
Something is beginning to look familiar about this NASCAR championship chase.One season ago, Jimmie Johnson was engaged in a dogfight atop the Sprint Cup Series point standings and emerged from Texas with a seven-point lead over rival Brad...
Matt Taliaferro
9 months ago
Matt Kenseth
1. Martin Truex Jr.’s Texas Retribution  He’s not in the Chase. He’s not contending for a title. Only three races remain. On the outside, his pressure is only to run up front and try to nab a win. He gets to, as they say,...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth was predictably able to overcome the hurdles in front of him last week, the Chase’s seventh round, at Martinsville. Now, his ballyhooed two-man NASCAR points battle with Jimmie Johnson heads to Texas Motor Speedway at a draw. For...
David Smith
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
There was a time when Jeff Gordon couldn’t walk from his car into the local supermarket without getting booed. In fact, I’m surprised there wasn’t a Matt Schaub-like incident, this season’s quarterback scapegoat from the NFL...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
1. When will Jimmie Johnson’s Martinsville fortune run out?  I’ve been writing and talking this week about the shared topic of many others tasked with putting words together about Sunday’s race. That topic? Jimmie Johnson...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
The Jimmie Johnson-Matt Kenseth battle atop the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings takes an interesting turn this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Johnson and his No. 48 team were dominant in the last 13 races (spanning the entire...
David Smith
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
Sunday on Twitter, as a single-file line froze in place after the NASCAR Sprint Cup race’s final caution on the white-flag lap, I wrote the following Talladega evaluation:“Great race, but last few laps, almost all drivers decided...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
1. Is riding at the back really Talladega’s key to success?  Jeff Gordon won the fall 2007 race at Talladega Superspeedway in a way that has seemed to permanently skew impressions of restrictor plate racing. Leading just one lap, Gordon...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
The Fifth of May was a day for underdogs everywhere. The little guy won. The Davids beat Goliath.Front Row Motorsports’ taming of Talladega Superspeedway, the 2.66-mile track that is home to more action and unexpected turns of events than a...
David Smith
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
Forget the Sprint All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 or Saturday’s 500-miler. NASCAR’s biggest race at Charlotte Motor Speedway happens on Monday in front of a handful of officials, mechanics and high-tech engineers. At stake: keeping the...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
1. Travis Kvapil’s domestic violence arrest another NASCAR messThe controversies for NASCAR in 2013 have often taken a turn far from on-track action. Instead, the cavalcade of driver romance, drivers making asinine statements, fans getting...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Matt Taliaferro
10 months ago

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