When Matt Kenseth was introduced as the new driver at Joe Gibbs Racing, he told those watching the press conference that he would like to run a few Nationwide Series races. Coach Gibbs must have been listening…
He will drive the #18 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota for five races in 2013 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
“It’s good to be back in the Nationwide Series,” Kenseth said. “Although, I know it won’t be easy for me with so much great talent in the series, I’m hoping I can deliver some fun times with a few wins on the track.”
Kenseth will be sharing the #18 Nationwide Camry with Kyle Busch. It is speculated that several other drivers will share the ride with them and Denny Hamlin too.
Kenseth will be behind the wheel for these five races:
- March 2 — Phoenix International Raceway
- April 12 — Texas Motor Speedway
- May 25 — Charlotte Motor Speedway
- September 6 — Richmond International Raceway
- October 5 — Kansas Speedway
Kenseth last raced in the Nationwide Series in 2011 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Roush-Fenway Racing. He has twenty-six wins in 248 starts in the Nationwide Series. Moving over to Joe Gibbs Racing puts him in prime contention to add to that list.