Two-Time DAYTONA 500® Champion (2009, 2012)
Matt Kenseth was destined for NASCAR fame, winning his first stock car race at age 16 in only his third career start. His success in NASCAR’s top ranks was immediate, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year award in 2000 and becoming the only rookie to ever win the grueling Coca-Cola 600. Kenseth won the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship and followed that with a 2004 title in the International Race of Champions (IROC) Series. He joined the sport’s elite in 2009 when he won his first of two Daytona 500s, becoming only the fifth driver in NASCAR history to win rookie of the year, the series championship and the Daytona 500 during their career. Kenseth’s star continued to shine in 2013 when he recorded a series-high seven victories en-route to a runner-up finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship standings. With 32 career victories in NASCAR’s top division, Kenseth kicked off the 2015 season with a win at the Sprint Unlimited in Daytona. Focused and determined, Kenseth continues towards more success during the 2015 season.