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Brian France inaccurately says it's 'not accurate' NASCAR TV ratings haven't risen

NASCAR television ratings are consistently trending downwards. Either NASCAR CEO Brian France refuses to admit that or he's got some super-secret information that the sport is refusing to make public. Sunday's NASCAR finale won by Martin Truex Jr. had significantly fewer viewers than last year's cha

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-21 00:36:28

Matt Kenseth Humbled By Support From NASCAR Family

When Matt Kenseth found out Amy Earnhardt, the wife of Dale Earnhardt Jr., was pregnant, he immediately texted the man he competed against for the 2000 Rookie of the Year trophy. "I should've gotten a text," Kenseth said to Earnhardt. "I shouldn't have read that on social media." "You're right," Ear

FRONTSTRETCH.COM - 2017-11-20 01:23:06

What's next for Matt Kenseth? Deer hunting, half marathons and gymnastics meets

View photos HOMESTEAD, Florida - A few dozen photographers (including his young daughters) continuously snapped pictures, Hall of Famers offered congratulations, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. stopped by to salute his good friend. The frenzied and heartfelt prerace scene at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Matt

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-20 19:01:50

Nascar Season Ends at a Crossroad With Star Drivers Departing

Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, and Matt Kenseth before the final race of their full-time careers, at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.Credit Chris Graythen/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The immediate drama in the finale of the Nascar Monster Energy series on Sunday featured the four title finalists:

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-20 00:26:40

NASCAR superlatives: Drivers weigh in on their fellow drivers

NASCAR fans have a pretty good idea of how their favorite drivers behave on the track with each other, but do they really know what these guys are like when after the race is over? For The Win investigated, polling various drivers throughout over the last several weeks to see what they think of thei

USA TODAY - 2017-11-20 18:03:07

Matt Kenseth after potential final Cup start: 'I did the best I could every week'

While Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave one of his last TV interviews as a Cup driver in the middle of a loud throng of crew members and fans, Matt Kenseth's was typical of the 2003 Cup champion. After finishing eighth, the 45-year-old driver spoke to NBC's Kelli Stavast in a much quieter part of pit road by

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-20 03:00:20

Start No. 650 Special for Kenseth

"It was really fun obviously what DeWalt did with this paint job and Habitat for Humanity, but doing my rookie paint job was cool as well." (Photo: Getty Images) Matt Kenseth's 650th start, and possibly the final, in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was special in many ways. After winning his 3

MRN.COM - 2017-11-20 03:41:00

The Latest: NASCAR finale begins at Homestead-Miami Speedway

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The Latest on NASCAR's season finale (all times local): 3:15 p.m. NASCAR's championship race has begun at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. are racing for the title. Before the green flag dropped, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the m


Brian France and Brent Dewar host a state of NASCAR press conference at Homestead-Miami

NASCAR has a bright future even if this is a transitional period in the history of the sport. That was the sentiment expressed by NASCAR Chairman Brian France and President Brent Dewar on Sunday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway during the annual season-ending state of the sport press conference.


Larson dominates Stage 2, Truex takes championship lead

Kyle Larson made a clean sweep of the first two stages at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. Larson led 144 laps en route to his eight stage win of 2017. He beat Martin Truex Jr. to the line by .639-seconds in a 10-lap shootout after Danica Patrick triggered the third caution of the EcoBoost400. Ke

MSN.COM - 2017-11-19 22:11:44

NASCAR Teams, Drivers Honor Matt Kenseth: 'Last Winston Cup Champion'

Emotions are running high at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and not just for the four drivers in the hunt for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 will also be Matt Kenseth, and his buddy Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final Cup start. Kenseth was honored during the driver

NESN.COM - 2017-11-19 19:54:12

Martin Truex Jr. fends off Kyle Busch to win 2017 NASCAR Cup title

Martin Truex Jr., fought through adversity- and fought back tears as he captured the Monster Energy Cup championship with his first victory at Homestead-Miami. Michael L. Levitt / LAT Images Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Toyota Truex won eight times in 2017, but Sunday's victory in the Eco

MSN.COM - 2017-11-19 23:29:55

2017 NASCAR Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview

The stage is set for the Championship Round for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series as the season finale is set to go off at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Matt Kenseth got his first win of the season at Phoenix, and possibly the final win of his career as he is stepping away from racing next season for


NASCAR ready to crown champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Scott Hunter HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - It's championship Sunday for NASCAR's premier series. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. are the four championship contenders. The highest finisher of the finalists will claim the Monster Cup Series title. It's also the final Cup race

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2017-11-19 20:44:00

Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Tools and how the deal almost fell through

Matt Kenseth's first race as a full-time driver in NASCAR's top division came with DeWalt Tools as his sponsor and, presumably, so will his last. He wore the black and gold when he hoisted his 2003 Winston Cup trophy. Business reasons have resulted in gaps along the way, but few relationships betwee


One upset victory kicked Matt Kenseth's NASCAR career into gear

Matt Kenseth owns two Daytona 500 trophies. He won a Coca-Cola 600 and a Southern 500, two more of NASCAR's crown jewel events. Add three Bristol night races. Plus the 2004 All-Star Challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a million-dollar payday. Including non-points events, Kenseth has won 72 times


Wisconsin's Matt Kenseth exits NASCAR, leaving legacy of admiration, friendship, success

In front stood the son of a legend, the face of their sport's future. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 25, a champion in the lower levels of NASCAR and beloved beyond his comfort level, at least, if not his comprehension. Behind Earnhardt and a half step to his left stood a man who could challenge him on the


Kyle Busch takes shot at rival Brad Keselowski before title race

Make no mistake, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski do not like each other. Busch made that abundantly clear at Thursday's media day ahead of Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "Sometimes you just don't like a guy - fact of the matter," Busch told reporters in reference to the Ford


Matt Kenseth driving rookie paint scheme at Homestead

If Sunday is to be Matt Kenseth's last race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series then it will end with him driving a car that looks like his first cup ride. Kenseth's No. 20 DeWalt Toyota will look much like the No. 17 DeWalt Ford he drove when his career began back in 2000. Kenseth won his 39th


Generation E: No NASCAR Cup championships, but plenty of Dale Earnhardt Jr. highlights

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring on Sunday after 19 years and 26 victories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Autoweek's Al Pearce looks back on 10 highlights of NASCAR's most popular driver's career: -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished top 10 in Cup Series points seven times in 16 full seasons, but