Matt Kenseth comes out of racing retirement

NASCAR Darlington Auto Racing
Posted at 7:37 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 23:53:18-04

Matt Kenseth is out of retirement.

"I'll have to say, it wasn't something that was really on my radar. I wasn't really thinking or planning on doing any racing this year, honestly," Kenseth says.

Kenseth is replacing Kyle Larson in the 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing for the remainder of the 2020 season. In the past, the grind of the NASCAR season, got to him.

"So, we had a great year last year. You know, the family, traveling around all summer. You know, it's been really great around here so I was totally satisfied, you know, doing what I was doing or doing what I wasn't doing," said Kenseth. "However you want to look at it. Spending so much time together, it doesn't look like you're going to be having many long weekends like maybe what you used to, so, some of that was the attraction for me, honestly."

Kenseth's biggest concern, in a return? Racing again.

"You know, I haven't been in the car for over a year. I have never raced for this team. I never drove these cars. I never worked with Chad. Never worked with a spotter, so like to learn each other's language. And you know, what's going on, you know having the seat and everything fit right if indeed we don't get any practice and you know what the brakes feel like and your steering. Like, just all like that kind of stuff, all the little detail stuff is probably, you know gives me the most concern," Kenseth says.

No dates are set yet, but racing might be right around the corner.

"I think it's going to be pretty soon. I don't think they've made any official announcements yet. But I'm going to say, the next 2 to 3 weeks," Kenseth says.

Something we can all, look forward to. Soon.

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