Matt Kenseth Likely Done at Joe Gibbs Racing at End of Year
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Matt Kenseth wants to race next year but says he has no job lined up and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing.
Kenseth is the 2003 champion and two-time Daytona 500 winner. He is in his fifth season driving for Gibbs.
He said at Kentucky Speedway on Friday that he does not believe returning to the No. 20 Toyota is an option for 2018. Erik Jones is likely going to be moved into that car from Furniture Row Racing, the Gibbs sister team.
Kenseth is trying to land a ride for a 19th consecutive season. One possibility is replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports.
Kenseth is 11th in points with six top-10 finishes in 17 starts. All four Gibbs drivers are winless in the Cup Series this season.