Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Matt Kenseth Replaced in NASCAR

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Sarah Crabill, Getty Images

News came out Tuesday (July 11) of a driver replacement in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Driver Matt Kenseth is being replaced by young driver Erik Jones by Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) in 2018.

The change came as no surprise, not even to Kenseth. This is a driver change being made by Joe Gibbs Racing for the number 20 Toyota.

Gibbs has the utmost respect for Kenseth, who has driven for the team since 2013. Since driving for Gibbs, Kenseth has won 14 times and also led 4,376 laps, second only at JGR to 2015 champion Kyle Busch.

“Matt has been a tremendous asset to our organization over the past five seasons both on and off the track,” Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, said in a team release.

Kenseth has had a great career, winning the championship in 2003. It is unclear what the future holds for him now as far as his career. The 45-year old driver has 38 career victories.

The 21-year old Jones is a Gibbs development driver. He is in his rookie year currently in Cup racing driving the Furniture Row Racing number 77 car recording five top-10 finishes in the first 18 races, including a season-best third-place showing at Pocono.

Jones is an exciting driver with eight victories in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and seven wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he was the series champion in 2015.


See Also:

Subscribe to KIKN-FM / Kickin’ 100.5 on

 

Best of Kickin

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kikn.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kickin' Country VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kickin' Country VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.