Ross Kenseth

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Ross Kenseth
Ross Kenseth WIR 2015.jpg
Kenseth in 2015
Nationality American
Born (1993-05-25) May 25, 1993 (age 24)
Appleton, Wisconsin
Related to Matt Kenseth
CRA Super Series career
Debut season 2010
Current team Ross Kenseth Racing
Car no. 25
Starts 32
Wins 7
Poles 2
Best finish 15th in 2013
Previous series
2012
2010–2011
2007–2009
PASS South
ARCA Midwest Tour
Big 8 Late Model Series
Championship titles
2009
2011
Big 8 Late Model Series
Red, White and Blue State Championship
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
2015 position 54th
Best finish 54th (2015)
First race 2015 Owens Corning AttiCat 300 (Joliet)
Last race 2015 DAV 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2015 position 100th
Best finish 100th (2015)
First race 2015 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 14, 2015.

Ross Kenseth (born May 25, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver. Son of 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, he currently competes part-time in the ARCA Midwest Tour, CRA Super Series and ARCA Racing Series.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Kenseth is a student at Clemson University.[1]

In late 2015, Kenseth announced his engagement to Amber Odom.[2]

Racing career[edit]

Kenseth racing in the 2013 Slinger Nationals

Kenseth raced primarily in his native Wisconsin and elsewhere in the Midwest early in his career. He began by racing for one season in a legends car before moved up into late models at Columbus 151 Speedway as a 14-year-old.[3] He won the 2009 Big 8 Late Model Series championship by leading the entire final race at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway's Oktoberfest 48 race.[4][5] The series tours Wisconsin and northern Illinois. It was his fifth race win that season and seventh overall in the series.[5] Kenseth qualified the second fastest for the Snowball Derby in December 2009.[6] In 2011, Kenseth finished first in the Red, White and Blue State Championship at Wisconsin International Raceway.[7] In 2012, Kenseth won the Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway and the All American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.[8]

Before the start of the 2013 racing season, Kyle Busch offered Kenseth a ride in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for that year, but no deal was reached.[8] Kenseth made his debut in the ARCA Racing Series in August 2013,[9] driving at Madison International Speedway in a car owned by Ken Schrader.[10] Kenseth won the pole for the event,[11] and finished sixth in the race.[12]

Kenseth competed in the CRA Super Series in 2014, driving for Boyne Machine Racng; he took the year off from his studies at Clemson and moved to Michigan to be closer to the team.[13] In September Kenseth announced that he would make his superspeedway debut in the ARCA season finale at Kansas Speedway in October.[14]

On April 17, 2015, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Kenseth would make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20.[15] Rain forced the race to be postponed by one day; Kenseth qualified second-fastest, led the opening lap, and finished in sixth place in his first NASCAR-sanctioned event.[16] On October 20, Kenseth joined Hattori Racing Enterprises for his Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway.[17]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
2015 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI
6
DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX 54th 50
Hattori Racing Enterprises 80 Toyota PHO
33
HOM

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts
2015 Hattori Racing Enterprises 18 Toyota DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
17
TEX PHO HOM
DNQ
100th 01

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ARSC Pts
2013 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH ROA WIN CHI NJE POC BLN ISF MAD
6
DSF IOW SLM KEN KAN 94th 220
2014 Hixson Motorsports 3 Chevy DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN KAN
3
76th 215
2015 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy DAY MOB NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH
1*
CHI WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM KEN
4
KAN 51st 450

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sawchik, Travis. "Ross Kenseth: Fastest man on Clemson's campus following father’s footsteps in auto racing". September 19, 2012. Charleston, SC: The Post and Courier. Accessed 2013-08-14.
  2. ^ Richter, Josh (December 31, 2015). "She said yes! Matt Kenseth's son, Ross, announces engagement". Foxsports.com. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ Columbus 151 Speedway 2007 Racing Program dated August 24, 2007, Retrieved September 1, 2007
  4. ^ Thomas, Howard. "NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth's son Ross to race in Kalamazoo Klash". July 20, 2011. Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Gazette. Accessed 2013-08-14.
  5. ^ a b Kuehne, Jordan. "Kenseth Closes Historic Season with Oktoberfest Victory, Big 8 Series Championship". Speed 51. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Secola, Jamie (2009-12-05). "Sons of two NASCAR drivers make their marks at Five Flags". Pensacola News Journal. Archived from the original on March 11, 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Matzek, Joe. "Ross Kenseth joins father, Matt, as Red, White & Blue champion after finishing third in late model feature at Wisconsin International Raceway". August 19, 2011. Appleton, WI: The Post-Crescent. Accessed 2013-08-14.
  8. ^ a b Spencer, Lee. "Kyle Busch hopes to sign Ross Kenseth". November 2, 2012. SPEED Channel (Fox Sports). Accessed 2013-08-14.
  9. ^ Estrada, Chris. "Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR champ, ready for ARCA debut". August 13, 2013. NBC Sports. Accessed 2013-08-14.
  10. ^ Kallmann, Dave (August 22, 2013). "Another Kenseth making his move in racing". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee, WI. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  11. ^ Madsen, Tamira (August 24, 2013). "Ross Kenseth will make ARCA debut Sunday at Madison International Speedway". Wisconsin State Journal. Madison, WI. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  12. ^ "Teenager wins ARCA race at MIS; Ross Kenseth finishes sixth". Wisconsin State Journal. Madison, WI. August 26, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  13. ^ Kaminski, Steve (May 15, 2014). "Chasing dreams: NASCAR champ's son moves to Grand Rapids area after joining Jenison team". The Grand Rapids Press. Grand Rapids, MI. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 
  14. ^ Utter, Jim (September 26, 2014). "Motorsports Notebook: Garage providing Stewart some shelter". That's Racing. Charlotte, NC: The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 
  15. ^ "Another Kenseth Joins Joe Gibbs Racing". National Speed Sport News. Turn 3 Media LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  16. ^ Turner, Jared. "Ross Kenseth, son of Matt Kenseth, impressive in XFINITY Series debut". FOX Sports. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  17. ^ Spencer, Lee (October 20, 2015). "Ross Kenseth to test NASCAR Truck". Motorsport.com. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 

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