NASCAR'S Kenseth looking for another win in California

NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth. (Reuters/Files)

NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth. (Reuters/Files)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:12 PM ET

Matt Kenseth projects an image of the plain talking no nonsense Midwesterner, comfortable in his own skin.

His wry sense of humour is legendary, however, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage and he uses it to disarm even the toughest of media interviewers.

Kenseth hardly ever gets rattled and he seems most at ease with his wife Katie — expecting the couple’s third child — their two daughters or coaching his son Ross as he attempts to follow in his dad’s foot steps.

All of this belies the fact that Kenseth is a fierce competitor and a hugely successful one.

How successful, you might ask?

Well, in his 17 NASCAR seasons Kenseth has banked $109,177,553 US in race winnings.

He hopes he can add to that total on Sunday at the Auto Club 400 where he will start from the pole in the No. 20 Toyota.

Kenseth has won three times at the two-mile California track and he likes his chances to make it four.


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