Kenseth scores career-best road course finish
By James Jackson
August 7, 2017
Matt Kenseth picked up his highest career finish on a road course in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sunday at Watkins Glen International.
Kenseth, who finished runner-up to Martin Truex Jr. in the I Love New York 355 at The Glen, earned his fourth consecutive top-10 finish at the track.
“All these years trying to do this it’s disappointing to come home second when I had a shot at [Truex Jr.] there,” Kenseth said. “But, in all reality, he just slowed down as much as I did and watched his back.
“He had a lot faster car today, but the guys had a great strategy and I was able to save a lot early in that run and just tried to manage my back and the gap behind me and had enough fuel there for the end.”
Before Sunday, Kenseth’s best finish in the MENCS on road courses was fourth at Watkins Glen in 2015.
In the Cup Series, Kenseth has raced in 36 races on a road course and has earned two top-five finishes; one of which came Sunday.