Matt Kenseth Articles

Matt Kenseth
There was a time Brian Vickers was left for dead. I’m not just talking NASCAR here, I’m talking life.  It was the summer of 2010, and a healthy 26-year-old male had gone from a ride he handpicked at Team Red Bull to a hospital in...
Tom Bowles
1 year 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...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
At no point in the last decade has winning a Sprint Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway been of more importance in the NASCAR ranks. A renewed emphasis on “manufacturer” over “car number” or “driver” — largely at the behest of...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
1. Reflecting on Jason Leffler, forever a hard charger News of Jason Leffler’s death after a New Jersey sprint car crash ran fast, far and wide this week. His passing is, as it too often becomes, a startling reminder that race car drivers don’t...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
A five-time champion in their respective sport is rarely in need of motivation. So when you hand it to them on a silver platter, whatever the reason, you better hide yourself inside a bunker and hope for the best. After Dover’s fluky finish a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
A quick look at the leaderboard, 140 laps through Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover gave you a clear indication of who would be winning this race … or so it seemed. Kyle Busch was first, Matt Kenseth was second and the rest of the field...
Athlon Sports
1 year 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 break down...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
“The Monster Mile” isn’t just a title for the purposes of ticket sales. It is a fine summation of a truly unique racetrack that causes fits for the majority of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver roster twice a year. Dover International...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
Fourteen leaders. 68 lead changes. A three-wide battle coming off a restart that decides the race. Read those two lines and you’re probably thinking, “typical NASCAR race at Talladega.” Nope. Instead, those stats defined what could be the best...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit runs the longest race of the year Sunday night in the Coca-Cola 600. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
1. All-Star race, qualifying format changes in store The most exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying event of the season happens Friday night at 6:00 pm EST. That's a fact even without the new hair-raising rule change allowing drivers to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race isn’t a typical all-star event. Unlike the stick ‘N’ ball all-star “breaks” that feature lackadaisical effort and are more celebrated for the parties that supplement the fan activities rather than the actual...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
The Southern 500, while no longer held on Labor Day is still looked at as one of NASCAR’s biggest races. Darlington remains the place where, in 1950, an egg-shaped, awkward-looking asphalt track gave birth to superspeedway competition. Thirty-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to venerable Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Saturday evening. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
Since it opened in 1969, Talladega has been NASCAR’s racetrack of extremes. When right, the sport’s decision to slap restrictor plates on brings out maximum excitement, the best opportunity for 43 teams to compete on a level playing field. Feel-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to the Deep South this weekend to big, bad Talladega Superspeedway for the Aaron’s 499. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
Let’s say you’re a gambler. Parading across the casino floor, you feast your eyes on the roulette wheel. It’s noted next to the wheel that the last five spins have landed on black. Your chips are now burning a hole through your pocket because you...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
1. Beaten down Joe Gibbs Racing should come out swinging Matt Kenseth suffered perhaps the most crushing penalty NASCAR has ever assessed that isn't a driver suspension. Kyle Busch has a strong memory of team mistakes killing his chance to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit up the road to Richmond, Va., on Saturday for the Toyota Owners 400. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
Two years ago, J.D. Gibbs came within a front bumper of stealing Carl Edwards away from Roush Fenway Racing. Then Ford’s hot young star, Edwards would have bumped Joey Logano out of the No. 20 ride to the tune of a reported $10 million. Turns...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
Kansas Speedway was the site for one of the weirdest races of the year in 2012. On a newly paved surface with an unfamiliar tire compound, the race offered drama (Jimmie Johnson crashing), comedy (Danica Patrick attempting to wreck Landon Cassill...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to the Lone Star state this weekend for the NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
I hope you all enjoyed restrictor plate action (or in this year’s case, inaction), short track madness and whatever it is we’re calling Fontana now, because all of that is in the rearview mirror. The intermediate tracks, referred to by some fans...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit treks back east to quaint little Martinsville for the STP Gas Booster 500. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his best...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has assumed the top spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, but it's defending champion Brad Keselowski who finds himself atop the Athlon Sports Horsepower Rankings. 1. Brad Keselowski If not for an overheating...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago

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