Kenseth not interested in broadcasting role next season

By Dominic Aragon
November 14, 2017

Don’t expect Matt Kenseth to follow Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s footsteps into NASCAR broadcasting in 2018.

Kenseth, who will make his final confirmed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, will not take on a role as a driver analyst for television or radio.

“Next year, I’d say the likelihood of that is probably right at zero,” Kenseth exclusively told The Racing Experts.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver additionally said no media outlets have been in contact with him about a driver analyst role.

Kenseth said broadcasting is not how he wants to spend his time.

“That just doesn’t really interest me,” he said. “I love driving racecars, and if I’m going to be at the racetrack every week, I’m going to be driving one.”

Earlier this month, Kenseth said he would be stepping away from racing in NASCAR’s top series after 18 full-time seasons and would not be actively searching for a ride.

Across his Cup Series career, Kenseth has made 649 starts, amassing 39 wins and the 2003 series title.


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