Cambridge, Wisconsin native, Matt Kenseth, enters 2017 marking his 20th year competing in the
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Entering his fifth season at Joe Gibbs Racing, Kenseth and his No. 20 team have collected 14 wins, 45 top-5’s, 81 top-10’s, and 10 pole awards together. Kenseth has qualified for the Chase for the Championship every season while driving the No. 20 Toyota Camry.
Kenseth is no stranger to success at NASCAR’s top level after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship in 2003, and has amassed a career total of 38 wins, 171 top-5’s, 309 top 10’s, and 18 poles in the series. His victory in the 2012 Daytona 500 qualified him as one of only 11 drivers in the history of NASCAR who have won the famed race more than once. Kenseth is one of only six drivers in the sport’s history to win a Cup Championship, the Sunoco Rookie Award and the Daytona 500; placing him in the elite company of Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, David Pearson and Richard Petty.
Kenseth began his racing career at the age of 16 and won his first feature event in only his third race. In 1997, Kenseth got a fateful call from a fellow Wisconsin racer, Robbie Reiser, who asked Kenseth to drive for his team in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series, and from then on, Kenseth took the NASCAR world by storm.
Kenseth’s interests away from the racetrack include several outdoor activities: mountain and road biking, running, motorcycle riding, and downhill skiing. Kenseth is an avid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoys following the NFL season, while also annually participating in fantasy football leagues. In the offseason, Kenseth also tries to make time for snowmobiling and hunting back in Wisconsin. Kenseth is married to Katie, and has four children, Ross, Kaylin, Grace, and Clara.
Monster Cup Career Highlights:
- 2013 Southern 500 Winner
- Two Time Daytona 500 Winner
- 2003 Monster Energy Cup Series Champion
- 2000 Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year
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