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NASCAR aces don’t understand why Kenseth doesn’t have 2018 drive

NASCAR aces don’t understand why Kenseth doesn’t have 2018 drive

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Leading NASCAR drivers say they cannot understand why Phoenix winner Matt Kenseth does not have a drive for the 2018 Cup season. Joe Gibbs Racing announced in July that it was dropping 45-year-old 2003 champion Kenseth for next year. It has recalled its 21-year-old protege Erik Jones, currently completing his rookie season with Furniture Row, to fill the vacancy in its #20 Toyota. Kenseth took his first Cup race win in over a year at Phoenix last Sunday, days after admitting that he had run out of options for 2018. His team-mate Kyle Busch was delighted to see Kenseth win again and thinks he deserved better from NASCAR teams. "He's been really down and frustrated and trying to figure out this season and what it's all about, to try to go out there and try to win in his final ...
Championship 4 field gives, receives superlatives on ‘Tonight Show’

Championship 4 field gives, receives superlatives on ‘Tonight Show’

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Kyle Busch as Stewie Griffin? Martin Truex Jr. as a, um, mannequin? It must be a segment on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” All four drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 attended Tuesday’s taping, with Fallon dishing out some impeccable superlatives for the drivers who will compete for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup on Sunday at Miami (3 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Busch, Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick weren’t just on the receiving end of the laughs, though. They handed out some superlatives of their own to the “Tonight Show” host, in hilarious fashion. Source