Matt Kenseth might be leaving Roush Fenway Racing at the end of 2012 but he won’t be out of a ride for long.
Earlier in the week it was announced that Kenseth and Roush Fenway Racing are going separate ways after the 2012 season. Roush has already announced their 2013 plans with the No.17 car but Kenseth’s plans have not been announced.
Kenseth has told the Associated Press that he already has a team for the 2013 Sprint Cup Series but he has not revealed which team it is.
Once the Roush Fenway, Kenseth spilt was announced Joe Gibbs Racing became the most rumored team to sign the two-time Daytona 500 champion. Neither party has made an announcement to confirm or deny the rumor.
Kenseth has been with Roush since 1998 where he won two Daytona 500’s and the 2003 Cup Championship. He has driven the No.17 car in 451 cup races and Kenseth told the AP that he thought he would retire driving the 17.
“I don’t think either one of us expected it, I think both of us expected I would retire driving for him and driving the 17 car,” said Kenseth.
If Kenseth does go to Joe Gibbs Racing it also leaves Joey Logano’s future with JGR in question. JGR has not made announcement but after Logano’s victory at Pocono Joe Gibbs said he plans on resigning Logano. JGR would have to field four teams if they do resign Logano and if Kenseth signs to JGR.