Career Chronology: Matt Kenseth
- 1988: Began stock car racing at Madison International Speedway.
- 1998: Made his first Winston Cup series race attempt at Talladega.
- 2000: He won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte.
- 2002: Had five wins, including the Subway 400.
- 2003: Won the Winston Cup Championship.
- 2004: Won at the Subway 400 and UAW-Daimler Chrysler races.
- 2007: Won the Auto Club 500 and the Ford 400.
- 2009: Won the Daytona 500.
- 2011: Won Bank of America, FedEx 400, and Samsung Mobile 500.
- 2012: Won four races, including the Daytona 500.
- 2013: Won seven races during the season run.
- 2015: Made five wins, including the Sprint Unlimited.
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Career Highlights: Matt Kenseth
- In1994 and 1995, he won track championships at Madison International Speedway, Slinger Super Speedway, and Wisconsin International Raceway.
- He moved across the country in 1996 to the South to race for engine builder Carl Wegner in the Hooters Series Late Model championship.
- In 2000, Kenseth beat out Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win the Raybestos Rookie of the Year title.
- Kenseth failed to win a race in the 2008 season for first time since 2001.
Biography: Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth is a professional stock car racing driver, currently driving for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and part-time for the Xfinity Series. When he was young, he began his racing career on short tracks in Wisconsin. He began stock car racing in 1988 at the age of 16 at Madison International Speedway. He won the Rookie of the Year title in the 2000 Winston Cup Series and the Championship title in 2003. He also won the 2004 International Race of Champions. In 2009, he won the Daytona 500 race after the rain ended the race early, and he also repeated his victory at the Daytona 500 in 2012.
In 2003, Kenseth’s championship struck controversy and criticism for the Sprint Cup points system. Roger Penske pointed out the flaw in a driver winning only one race out of 36 taking the championship. Since then, after Winston was replaced as the primary sponsor of NASCAR’s top series by NEXTE, there has been an implementation of a new points and playoffs system entitled “The Chase for the Nextel Cup.” He started the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with a win at the Sprint Unlimited for the first time in his career, and the first win by the newly redesigned 2015 Camry.
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