CHARLOTTE — Matt Kenseth is back. And he’s back with his original team.
The 2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion appeared at a press conference Wednesday with Roush Fenway Racing executives to confirm that he will run a limited schedule in RFR’s No. 6 Fords this year.
The move returns Kenseth to the team where he started his NASCAR career, launching him to 39 Cup wins and a reputation as one of the steadiest drivers in the sport. Kenseth will share the ride with Trevor Bayne, who has struggled in the No. 6 since he won the Daytona 500 for the Wood Brothers in 2011.
Kenseth’s schedule has not been released, although the May 12 race at Kansas Speedway will be his first. He also is scheduled to run in the All-Star Race May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“It feels like this is the right deal at the right time,” Kenseth said. “It’s an interesting challenge for me not just as a driver. I hope I can be much more to the organization.”
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