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Matt Kenseth, Roush Fenway Racing add 10 races to 2018 schedule

Matt Kenseth has added 10 races to his 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule for Roush Fenway Racing, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Kenseth will pilot the No. 6 Ford for a four-week stretch that includes Kentucky (July 14), New Hampshire (July 22), Pocono, (July 29) and Watkins Glen (Aug. 5). He will also be behind the wheel for Darlington (Sept. 2), the regular-season finale at Indianapolis (Sept. 9) as well as the playoff races at Dover (Oct. 7), Martinsville (Oct. 28), Phoenix (Nov. 11) and Homestead-Miami (No. 18). The team release notes that additional races for the 2003 champion “are still under consideration.”

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The 46-year-old Wisconsin native returned to the Roush Fenway Racing fold in a late April announcement that indicated he would split the No. 6 car for the remainder of the year with Trevor Bayne. Kenseth’s first start of the season came at Kansas in May, where he finished 36th. His best result in four starts so far was a 13th-place finish at Pocono in June.

Kenseth first made his name at Roush, driving full time for the team from 2000 to 2012, earning 24 wins and a 2003 title. He then spent five years at Joe Gibbs Racing (from 2013 to 2017), where he won 15 races for the organization at the sport’s top level — including a personal season-best seven victories in 2013.

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