Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Matt Kenseth

Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Matt Kenseth

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - The Bojangles' Southern 500 is this Sunday, and WMBF News will be bringing you complete in-depth coverage in the hours leading up to the race during Race Day Live, our exclusive pre-race special.

Learn more about the drivers racing in this year's Bojangles' Southern 500 who are in the Race for the Chase in the Sprint Cup Series.

According to his official website, Matt Kenseth's 2012 victory in the Daytona 500 put him in a group of only 11 drivers in the history of NASCAR who have won the race more than once, following his first win in 2009.

In 2015, Kenseth began his third season behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota at Joe Gibbs Racing, the website stated. He earned a career-high four awards and captured five wins.

Kenseth has two victories this season, winning at Dover and Loudon. He has finished out of the top 10 in 14 races, despite leading at least one lap in nine of them races.

In 2013, Kenseth won the Southern 500.

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