With his Cup Series career largely assumed to be over at the end of the 2017 season – though he wouldn’t say he was headed into retirement – the 46-year-old driver will return to the track behind the wheel of the No.
6 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing confirmed Wednesday during a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
” He’s gonna hate me for this, but a lot of people don’t know his personality real well, and he comes across as super duper dry.
Even in an intense situation – like last season when a mysterious ambulance on the track during a race almost cost him a spot in the playoffs – he tweeted a goofy photo at his own expense.
After an uncertain last few months to the 2017 season, Kenseth taking the checkered flag in Phoenix in the penultimate race of the year seemed like the perfect ending to his two-decade career in NASCAR.
He’ll reclaim his spot as the oldest driver in the garage 42-year-olds Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick have to be happy about this one.
So while Kenseth won’t be working with the same equipment he had with Joe Gibbs Racing, this trend of older guys winning is good news for him.
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