Kenseth to run throwback scheme from rookie season in Homestead finale

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Kenseth to run throwback scheme from rookie season in Homestead finale
Nick DeGroot
By: Nick DeGroot
Nov 14, 2017, 7:23 PM

In what is likely Matt Kenseth's final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, he will sport a paint scheme reminiscent of the one he ran in his 2000 rookie campaign.

Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Kenseth made his Cup debut in 1998, but it wasn't until the year 2000 when he went full-time behind the wheel of the No. 17 Jack Roush-owned Ford.

The 45-year-old will be making his 650th Cup start this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, putting a period on a career that includes 39 wins and the 2003 MENCS championship. Erik Jones is set to take over the wheel of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in 2018 while Kenseth has stated that he will step away from NASCAR competition.

The two-time Daytona 500 winner heads into the season finale on the heels of an emotional win at Phoenix Raceway where he passed Chase Elliott late in the going to end a winless streak exceeding 50 races. Homestead will also mark the final Cup start of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who entered the Cup Series with Kenseth. 

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Homestead
Location Homestead-Miami Speedway
Drivers Matt Kenseth
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Author Nick DeGroot
Article type Breaking news