Saturday, March 10, 2018

Matt Kenseth Born In Cambridge, Wisconsin - March 10, 1972

March 10, 1972
Matt Kenseth
Born in Cambridge, Wisconsin, USA.
 He retired from full-time racing after the 2017 season after a career racing for Roush Fenway Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing.

Kenseth started racing on several short tracks in Wisconsin and 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 for his former Wisconsin short track rival Robbie Reiser. After finishing second and third in the standings, he moved up in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He won the series' Rookie of the Year title in 2000 and the 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. In 2009, he won a rain-shortened Daytona 500 and repeated as Daytona 500 winner in 2012.

He is the father of Ross Kenseth. Ross raced a legends car for one year in Wisconsin before starting in limited late model racing as a 14-year-old. As a 16-year-old, Ross won the 2009 championship in the Big 8 Series, a late model touring series in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. He qualified the second fastest for the Snowball Derby in December 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Matt, what are you going to do now, any racing anywhere?