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    Matt Kenseth

    I saw he is leaving Roush at the end of the year. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will take over. I certainly hope he wasn't forced out because he's a great driver and has been for 10+ years. Early rumblings are he will drive for Joe Gibbs next season. I have no ill will towards Ricky, but I don't believe he's near the driver Kenseth is.

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    Re: Matt Kenseth

    Quote Originally Posted by heyguy85 View Post
    I saw he is leaving Roush at the end of the year. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will take over. I certainly hope he wasn't forced out because he's a great driver and has been for 10+ years. Early rumblings are he will drive for Joe Gibbs next season. I have no ill will towards Ricky, but I don't believe he's near the driver Kenseth is.

    Matt Kenseth to leave Roush Fenway Racing at end of season - ESPN
    Kenseth is a stand-up guy and a quality driver. Roush's loss. I was at the drivers meeting last June at the Kansas race. We got there well before the meeting started and Matt was sitting with his son in the last row of chairs. He was very accommodating when I asked for his autograph. Very approachable.


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    Re: Matt Kenseth

    I've been reading that Rousch charges obscene amounts to sponsors......hence why Kenseth and other Rouschkateers don't have full-time sponsors. It's insane for the current points leader and 500 winner to not have had a full-time sponsor lined up at least as of earlier this year. Not sure if he'll end up with Gibbs or not, but I imagine there will be a line of owners wanting to snatch him up.



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    Re: Matt Kenseth

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    I've been reading that Rousch charges obscene amounts to sponsors......hence why Kenseth and other Rouschkateers don't have full-time sponsors. It's insane for the current points leader and 500 winner to not have had a full-time sponsor lined up at least as of earlier this year. Not sure if he'll end up with Gibbs or not, but I imagine there will be a line of owners wanting to snatch him up.
    True, but unfortunately a driver's talent is less than 50% of his marketability to sponsors. Sponsors also want someone personable, approachable, and most importantly, marketable. I like Kenseth but he isn't the most marketable driver out there.

    But Kenseth isn't a lone, all but a handful of guys are struggling finding permanent sponsors.



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    Re: Matt Kenseth

    Well that would leave Jeff Gordon to be the only driver that has been with the same team since I started watching Nascar



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    Re:Matt Kenseth

    Lenders is one of the best guys in the garage , treats his fans better than most and owners love how he takes care of equipment. Roush wouldnt boot him out, I assume it's a personal goal. It would appear Lagano is out at the end of the year.



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    Re: Matt Kenseth

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    Lenders is one of the best guys in the garage , treats his fans better than most and owners love how he takes care of equipment. Roush wouldnt boot him out, I assume it's a personal goal. It would appear Lagano is out at the end of the year.
    Or the long-rumored 4th Gibbs car.



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