Articles tagged Matt Kenseth

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Tomorrow's world

For better or worse, stock car racing’s unloved ‘spec car’ has arrived By Gordon Kirby Over the course of last season, NASCAR phased in a new standard ‘spec’ car, called, to amusement from some quarters, the ‘Car of Tomorrow’ (CoT). Its arrival probably represents the biggest single change in NASCAR’s long and successful history, yet the move to the larger, taller car has been criticised by...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 500 Rarely does the Daytona 500 provide much in the way of predictions about the outcome of NASCAR's 36-round Sprint Cup championship. Run with power-sapping `restrictor plates', which keep the cars jammed together in a giant slipstreaming pack, the 500 is more a lottery than a motor race. Typically, there are more than a few multi-car accidents which inevitably eliminate some of the...

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Kenseth and Roush return to form

Matt Kenseth’s victory in this year’s Daytona 500 was very fulfilling for both the driver and Jack Roush’s Roush Fenway Ford team. It was the first win at Daytona for the 2003 NASCAR champion and Roush’s long-standing squad, which is looking like a championship contender once more this year, especially after Kenseth won again in California the following weekend. Roush Fenway fields no fewer than...

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Counting down to Daytona

The US Scene The American racing season traditionally kicks off with the NASCAR Daytona 500 in the middle of February. It’s a perfect time for Americans, and Canadians too, to break out of the mid-winter blues for a trip south to Florida. The February date is one of the foundations of the 500’s success and Bill France Sr was quick to realise that he could trade on the snowbirds’ desire to head...

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Daytona 500

This year's Daytona 500 was an epic, delayed by rain for a day and a half and finally run on a Monday evening. Just before the 400-mile mark a bizarre accident occurred under a yellow flag when Juan Pablo Montoya's car suffered a transmission failure resulting in Montoya slewing into a jet fuel-powered track-drying truck. The collision destroyed Montoya's car and caused the dryer, containing...

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The best of his era

Gordon Kirby In mid-summer, after 18 of 36 SPRINT Cup races, five-time champion Jimmie Johnson held a strong if not commanding lead in this year’s NASCAR championship. Johnson had won four times and led more than 1000 laps, demonstrating his dominance many times and proving a factor in most events. No other form of motor racing enjoys the tremendous depth of competition boasted by NASCAR and you...

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