A press conference has been scheduled for Wednesday April 19th at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC where it is expected that Matt Kenseth will announce his plan to retire at the end of the current 2017 season.
The 45 year old Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, currently drives the 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. During his career the Wisconsin native won 38 races, including the Daytona 500 twice. Kenseth began his career driving for Roush Racing where he was the runner up for the 1998 NASCAR Busch Series championship. Five seasons later, Kenseth won the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship for Jack Roush. This was the last Winston Cup Championship. Kenseth captured his title winning only a single race, leading NASCAR to form the Chase Playoff system in use today.