Kenseth Drove No. 17 to Success at Bristol, Just 17 Days Left Until NASCAR's Stars Battle for BMS Trophy
It is hard to believe, as long as it seems he has been around - and successful - but Matt Kenseth ran just two full seasons in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He made the most of the time, however, finishing in the top-10 43 times in 63 races. He won seven times during that stretch, the last win as a full-time Nationwide driver coming at Bristol Motor Speedway in the 1999 Food City 250.
Standing second in the series points behind Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kenseth needed to gain ground and he certainly did everything he could at Bristol. First, he had to grab a good qualifying start in a field that saw 55 teams entered. After qualifying third, he placed the No. 17 car up front for 169 of the 250 laps, including the final 93, to win and cut 20 points into Earnhardt Jr.'s lead.
In just 17 days, NASCAR returns to Bristol's grueling banks. An action-packed weekend features a Saturday racing doubleheader with the Nationwide Series Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 presented by Lilly Diabetes and the K&N Pitt Lite 125 and Sunday's Food City 500.
Weekend ticket packages start at just $89 and single-day tickets are still available. To reserve your seat inside the Last Great Colosseum, call toll-free (855) 580-5525 or visit BristolTix.com.