Saturday, July 15, 2017

D.J. Kennington Born In St. Thomas, Ontario - July 15, 1977

July 15, 1977
D.J. Kennington
(Photo;"17 D.J. Kennington" by Veilleux79 - Own work)
Born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
 He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Pinty's Series, driving the No. 17 for his own team DJK Racing. He won the 2010 and 2012 Pinty's Series championships. Kennington also competes part-time in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 96 Toyota Camry for Gaunt Brothers Racing and the No. 15 Chevrolet SS for Premium Motorsports. He is the son of Doug Kennington, a CASCAR driver and founder of St. Thomas Dragway. He has also competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series.

Kennington made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at the 2016 Can-Am 500 at Phoenix in the No. 55 for Premium Motorsports, where he finished 35th. In 2017, he joined newly-formed Gaunt Brothers Racing to run the Daytona 500 in the No. 96 Toyota Camry. He attempted qualified again for the team at Talladega, but failed to qualify. He will run the No. 15 Premium Motorsports at Daytona in July. He qualified in 28th after racing his way in during the second Can-Am Duel qualifying race, but got collected in a 16-car crash on lap 129.

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