Jan 10, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth during Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

2013: Matt Kenseth News & Nuggets

Matt Kenseth is no stranger to the media as of lately with the highly publicized decision to leave Roush-Fenway Racing for Joe Gibbs Racing after spending his entire Sprint Cup Series career with Jack Roush and company.

After twelve seasons at Roush-Fenway Racing, Kenseth felt a change was needed. Whether is was internal conflict or performance issues, Kenseth saw and felt a need and pursued a new opportunity with Joe Gibbs Racing.

Jason Ratcliff will be his crew chief, returning to lead the #20 team for the second year, this time with Kenseth and not Joey Logano.

The Home Depot will return yet again, however they will appear on the car via their Husky brand and not the famous orange Home Depot colors. SO the #20 will look a bit different with the red colors. Home Deport will put the orange logo on the rear of the #20 when Dollar General is the primary sponsor. Dollar General will sponsor the car for the 17 races that the Home Depot doesn’t sponsor the car.

The Home Depot continues its long-time partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing that began back when Tony Stewart join NASCAR and Gibbs in 1999.

After a decade of working with Mike Calinoff as his spotter, Kenseth will have to familiarize himself with a new voice as Calinoff opted to remain with Roush-Fenway Racing.

Tags: Joe Gibbs Racing Matt Kenseth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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