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Matt Kenseth

Personal information
NameMatthew Roy Kenseth
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series statistics
Car #, team17 Roush Fenway Racing
Sprint Cup position5th (2010)
Best cup position1st 2003
First race1998 MBNA Gold 400 (Dover)
First win2000 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Last win2011 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks (Dover International Speedway)
Cup Wins20
Top tens193
Pole position8
NASCAR Nationwide Series statistics
NNS position81st (2010)
Best NNS position2nd 1998
First race1996 Red Dog 300 (Charlotte)
First win1998 GM Goodwrench Service Plus 200 (Rockingham)
Last win2011 Top Gear 300 (Charlotte)
Top tens168

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Matthew Roy "Matt" Kenseth (born March 10, 1972) is an American stock car driver. Matt currently drives the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Roush Fenway Racing. He is a Daytona 500 champion, having won a rain-shortened race in 2009, the first Daytona 500 win for the Roush Fenway Racing team. Kenseth followed that up with a win at California Speedway moving his win list up to 18 in Sprint Cup for the 2009 season. Kenseth has already picked up two wins in 2011, winning at both Texas Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway, moving his win count to 20.

Kenseth started racing on several short tracks in Wisconsin and he won track championships at Madison International Speedway, Slinger Super Speedway and Wisconsin International Raceway. He moved to the ARTGO, American Speed Association, and Hooters Late Model touring series before getting a full-time ride in the NASCAR Busch Series (now Nationwide Series) for his former Wisconsin short track rival Robbie Reiser. After finishing second and third in the Busch Series (now Nationwide Series), he moved up in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series (later NEXTEL Cup Series and now Sprint Cup Series). He won the series' Rookie of the Year title in 2000 and the season championship in 2003. The International Race of Champions invited Kenseth to race in their 2004 season as the reigning champion and he won the season championship.

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