Kenseth, Dollar General Sticking With JGR
SPARTA, Ky. – After a successful first season with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013, Matt Kenseth will be sticking around for the foreseeable future.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Saturday at Kentucky Speedway that Kenseth has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the team. In addition, sponsor Dollar General has also signed a contract extension that includes 30 races as primary sponsor on Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota each year.
In 2013, his first year driving for JGR and Dollar General, Kenseth scored seven wins, marking both a series and career-best season. He finished second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings to Jimmie Johnson last year.
“I’m incredibly fortunate to drive for Dollar General. They have great enthusiasm for our sport, and as a driver, it’s great to have such a supportive sponsor behind you,” said Kenseth. “When you meet the people behind the organization, it is easy to see why they have had so much success in recent years. I’m looking forward to continuing our partnership together for many years to come.”
“Dollar General is excited to build on its successful partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and sponsor more races with Matt Kenseth and the No. 20 team,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “NASCAR has the most brand-loyal fans in sports and many of our customers are passionate about NASCAR. Our racing sponsorship has proven to be a very effective way to connect with our customers and build our brand.”
Kenseth joined Joe Gibbs Racing after 13 season driving for Roush Fenway Racing, which included 24 victories, two Daytona 500 triumphs and the 2003 Sprint Cup championship.
“This is a big day for everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Joe Gibbs, owner and founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, “Matt has obviously had a big impact across our entire organization and our partnership with Dollar General has been fantastic. It’s exciting to be able to announce both extensions that will keep this team together for years to come.”