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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth to use standby drivers

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:27:22 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth plans to use standby drivers for the Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway next weekend as he awaits the birth of his third child. Driver Sam Hornish Jr. will be on standby for the Nationwide Series race, and driver Jeff Burton will be on standby in the Cup race.

Fantasy Tip: Kenseth is an extremely risky lineup addition next week unless the baby is born before the race.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Sweep Daytona duels

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:35:19 -0800

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth swept the Daytona 500 qualifying races Thursday, Feb. 19.

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NASCAR | Seven-car wreck in practice Wednesday

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:09:30 -0800

A seven-car accident in Sprint Cup practice Wednesday, Feb. 19, led to a hole being pierced in the Daytona International Speedway fencing. Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth started the crash. The fence "performed the way it was designed to," but a steel cable and some mesh fencing needs to be replaced.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth falls seven points back

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:49:12 -0800

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth ended up in fourth place in the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3, but he still slipped seven points back of Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with two races remaining.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:48:18 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson led 255 of the 334 laps at the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3, posting his sixth victory of the season, and the 66th of his career. More importantly, he now holds a seven-point lead over Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with just two races remaining.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth wins at Chicagoland

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:50:31 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, Sept. 15, in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He held off teammate Kyle Busch, who was attempting to sweep the Trucks race, Nationwide race and Sprint Cup race.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth wins at Kentucky

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:50:49 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway Sunday, June 30. It was his series-high fourth win of the year.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Penalties reduced

Thu, 09 May 2013 09:13:01 -0700

A NASCAR appeals panel eased some of the penalties handed out to Joe Gibbs Racing for having an illegal part in driver Matt Kenseth's race-winning engine at Kansas Speedway last month. The team never disputed that the part was illegal, but they argued that the penalties enforced by NASCAR were too steep because they leased their engines from Toyota Racing Development and aren't permitted to touch anything inside of them. Toyota accepted the responsibility and insisted that one light rod didn't give Kenseth an advantage. The points deducted from Kenseth were reduced from 50 to 12, which moves him from 11th in the standings to fourth. The panel also gave him the three bonus points he earned for the win.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth docked driver points

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:47:42 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth was docked 50 points after the engine in his winning car from the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway failed inspection after the race. Crew chief Jason Ratcliff was suspended six races and fined $200,000. Kenseth also lost three bonus points he earned for winning the race, and his pole position for the race was rescinded.

Fantasy Tip: Fortunately for fantasy owners that had Kenseth in their lineups last weekend at Kansas, none of these penalties will affect you. The victory still counts for fantasy purposes.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth facing penalties?

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:54:56 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth may face penalties from NASCAR after the engine from his Sprint Cup race winning car at Kansas Speedway failed a secondary post-race inspection, according to sources. The engine failed because one of the connecting rods did not meet the minimum weight requirement.

Fantasy Tip: This won't affect Kenseth's status as the race winner at Kansas, but NASCAR may dock him some driver points.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth wins at Kansas

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:53:08 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, April 21. It was the third straight win by a driver from the pole position in NASCAR's top series.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth wins at Vegas

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:35:34 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 10. It was just his third start for his new team, and the victory was his 25th career win in the Sprint Cup Series.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch fastest in practice

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:10:42 -0800

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch had the fastest cars in Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix International Raceway Friday, March 1. Kenseth had a speed of 137.023 mph and Busch had a time of 136.976 mph.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has one win at Miami

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:31:50 -0800

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has one win, three top-fives and five top-10s in 12 career Sprint Cup starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He has an average finish of 17.6 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has one win at Phoenix

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:55:58 -0800

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has one win, one pole, five top-fives and eight top-10s in 20 career Sprint Cup starts at Phoenix International Raceway. He has an average finish of 17.8 at the Arizona track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has two wins at Texas

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:37:56 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, 11 top-fives and 14 top-10s in 20 career Sprint Cup starts at Texas Motor Speedway. He has an average finish of 8.6 at the track, which is the best finishing position of any active driver at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth looking for win at Martinsville

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:41:31 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, three top-fives and eight top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Martinsville Speedway. He owns an average finish of 16.0 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth wins at Kansas

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:36:10 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 21, for his second victory in the last three races. Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski hung on to his seven-point lead in the standings over Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson with four races left in the Chase.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has no wins at Kansas

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:42:37 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, one pole, four top-fives and seven top-10s in 13 career Sprint Cup starts at Kansas Speedway. He has an average finish of 16.9 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has two wins at Charlotte

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:32:59 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, seven top-fives and 14 top-10s in 26 career Sprint Cup starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has an average finish of 14.2 at the track, and his first win in Charlotte came back in 2000.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth wins at Talladega

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:31:58 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 7, and he finished the race under caution. Kenseth and Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, who finished second, were the only Chase drivers to avoid the nasty wreck near the end of the race. Gordon moved up four spots in the standings to sixth with six races left.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has no wins at Talladega

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:23:58 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, four top-fives and seven top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Talladega Superspeedway. He's led a total of 261 laps at the track and has an average finish of 18.6 at the famous track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has two victories at Dover

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:50:52 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, two poles, 13 top-fives and 18 top-10s in 27 career Sprint Cup starts at Dover International Speedway. Kenseth has a career average finishing position of 11.8 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth looking for first win at New Hampshire

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:08:47 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, one pole, five top-fives and 12 top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kenseth has an average finish of 14.0 at Loudon.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Jimmy Fennig to remain as crew chief

Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:03:28 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing owner Jack Roush said crew chief Jimmy Fennig is expected to remain the crew chief for the No. 17 car when driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. replaces driver Matt Kenseth next season. Crew chief Bob Osborne, the crew chief for driver Carl Edwards, is also expected to remain in his current role next season. Driver Greg Biffle and crew chief Matt Puccia will also stay together.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has no wins at Chicagoland

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:00:28 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, one pole, two top-fives and four top-10s in 11 career Sprint Cup starts at Chicagoland Speedway. He owns an average finish of 12.3 at the track.

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NASCAR | Nine drivers locked into Chase

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has one win at Richmond

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:03:11 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has one win, three top-fives and nine top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Richmond International Raceway. He has an average finishing position of 17.0 at the track.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth will be announced Tuesday

Mon, 03 Sep 2012 17:24:01 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing is expected to announce a deal with Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth at a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 4. Kenseth will take over the No. 20 Toyota, replacing Joey Logano.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth set to join team

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:47:36 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing owner Joe Gibbs plans to announce next week that Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth will be joining the team for the Sprint Cup Series starting next year. Kenseth will take over the No. 20 car driven by driver Joey Logano with Home Depot as the primary sponsor, according to sources. The team still hopes to re-sign Logano and add a fourth team if sponsorship is found.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth looking for first win at Atlanta

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:57:52 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, one pole, eight top-fives and 13 top-10s in 23 career Sprint Cup starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He owns an average finish of 12.9 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has two wins at Bristol

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:24:03 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, one pole, 10 top-fives and 17 top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth has an average finishing position of 11.6 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Greg Biffle wins at Michigan

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:28:26 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle won the Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 19. With the win, he took over the points lead, and driver Jimmie Johnson fell from first to fourth. RFR driver Matt Kenseth moved up a spot to second despite a 17th-place finish.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Joey Logano's future up in air

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:04:29 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing owner Joe Gibbs said the future of driver Joey Logano remains "up in the air." Logano's contract is up after this season, and the team is expected to sign Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth in the near future to replace him in the No. 20 car. Logano is considered the leading candidate to sign with Penske Championship Racing and drive the No. 22 car in 2013.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has two wins at Michigan

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:22:19 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, 12 top-fives and 17 top-10s in 26 career Sprint Cup starts at Michigan International Raceway. He owns an average finish of 9.3 at the track.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Joey Logano thinking on two offers

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:07:16 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano is mulling over two full-time Sprint Cup offers, including one from his current team, and he's expected to make a decision soon. Several sources said Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth will replace Logano with the team next season, but not necessarily in the No. 20 car. The No. 22 car at Penske Championship Racing could be a possibility for Logano since A.J. Allmendinger was recently released.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has no wins at Pocono

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:19:02 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, three top-fives and 10 top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono Raceway. He has an average finish of 13.9 at the track.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth to join team

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:53:15 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth will join Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2013 Sprint Cup season, but Kenseth can't talk about the deal until mid- to late-August, according to multiple sources. JGR is planning to have four teams next year, and the team wants to re-sign driver Joey Logano. Kenseth will likely take over the Home Depot and likely Dollar General sponsors currently on Logano's car.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has no wins at Indianapolis

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:30:27 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, five top-fives and seven top-10s in 12 career Sprint Cup races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has an average finishing position of 14.2 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth settles for third at Coke Zero 400

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 19:45:51 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth had a strong car all evening at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, July 7, but he had to settle for third place.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth wins pole at Daytona

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:49:27 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the pole position for the Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, July 7.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has two wins at Daytona

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 08:51:55 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, five top-fives and 12 top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Daytona International Speedway. He owns an average finish of 16.7 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth knows plans for next year

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:10:17 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth will be moving on from the team next season, but he reportedly already has a deal with an undisclosed team for the 2013 Sprint Cup schedule. Kenseth's move will be a multi-year deal next year. There is speculation that Kenseth will join Joe Gibbs Racing with driver Joey Logano in a contract year in the No. 20 Toyota.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth to leave after season

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:24:54 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth will leave the organization after the 2012 Sprint Cup season. Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who currently races in the Nationwide Series, will be promoted to take Kenseth's spot. Kenseth currently leads the Cup standings by 11 points over driver Greg Biffle.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has no wins at Watkins Glen

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:16:51 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, no top-fives and just one top-10 in 12 career Sprint Cup starts at Watkins Glen. He has an average finish of 21.5 at the California track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has two wins at Michigan

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:23:11 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, 11 top-fives and 16 top-10s in 25 career Sprint Cup starts at Michigan International Speedway. He has an average finish of 9.5 at the track, which is second to only driver Carl Edwards among current drivers.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth looking for first win at Pocono

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 08:12:01 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, three top-fives and nine top-10s in 24 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono Raceway. He owns an average finish of 14.2 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has two wins at Dover

Tue, 29 May 2012 12:09:44 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has two wins, two poles, 12 top-fives and 17 top-10s in 26 career Sprint Cup starts at Dover International Speedway. He has an average finish of 12.2 at the track.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth's future safe

Tue, 15 May 2012 08:25:45 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing owner Jack Roush said Monday, May 14, that driver Matt Kenseth's future with the team is secure. "Matt Kenseth is a cornerstone of Roush Fenway and he'll be part of it as long as I am, as long as he wants to be," Roush said. "He certainly has a place here as long as I'm able to stay at the head of it."

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth has no wins at Darlington

Tue, 08 May 2012 15:32:15 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth has no wins, one pole, one top-five and seven top-10s in 18 career Sprint Cup starts at Darlington Raceway. He owns an average finish of just 18.1 at the track.

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