July 19, 2020
Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas)
Start: 22nd | Finish: 18th Points: 19 | Standings: 28th
Details of the day:
Kenseth was involved in an incident on Lap 218 while running 11th, after the front-runners triggered a multi-car wreck on the front stretch, each car suffered minor damage.
Today’s race was originally scheduled for March 31.
Temperatures at TMS today reached the 100° mark, which was the hottest race so far this season and considerably warmer than the typical temps when the NCS races at TMS.
The race was slowed by caution 10 times for a total of 45 laps and one red-flag for about 12 minutes.
The lead changed 29 times among 12 drivers.
Matt Kenseth, No. 42 McDonald's McDelivery Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE "The results unfortunately don't show it, but the No. 42 team worked really hard today to get the McDonald's Chevy in a position to be competitive. We started the race way too loose and it was really hard to make any passes with the car handling that way. Chad (Johnston) and the guys kept working on it, and the handling got much better during the second stage, which allowed us to race up to just outside the top-10 at the end of the second stage. We were in a good spot to start the final stage, but got some damage that affected the handling when we were caught up in that big wreck on the frontstretch. We worked as hard as we could following the damage to make the most of our day, so, proud of the team for all the effort today."
The NASCAR Cup Series will go to Kansas Speedway on Thursday July 23 for the Super Start Batteries 400. NBCSN, the Motor Racing Network and Sirius/XM NASCAR Channel 90 will have coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.