Joe Gibbs Racing announced contract extensions with driver Matt Kenseth and sponsor Dollar General on Saturday, but the real work for the team involves returning Kenseth to victory lane.
A bumpy frontstretch at Kentucky Speedway will be a challenge in Saturday night's Quaker State 400. The big question: Which Cup driver will bounce all the way to Victory Lane?
He's not flashy, but he's consistent. And consistency is why Matt Kenseth has locked up a Chase spot every year since the new playoff format came to life in 2004, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Jimmie Johnson has a big Chase lead, leaving the rest of the pack hoping he falters at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Phoenix is one of the trickiest tracks on the Nextel Cup circuit, and that means a crucial Chase victory could fall to nearly anyone, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Matt Kenseth has a title, so he realizes he hasn't run well enough in recent weeks to win another one. But he says he still feels confident going into Phoenix, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Matt Kenseth is leading the Chase and coming to Texas, a place where's he's had plenty of success, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
A softer tire is on drivers' minds heading into Saturday's race at Lowe's. The biggest variable? Night racing on a cooling track, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Matt Kenseth had the best car, the race lead and the series lead. He's still mad about how he lost at Dover, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Kevin Harvick has the hot streak, but plenty of other Chase drivers are good at Dover and looking to make up ground, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won last year at Chicagoland, beating Matt Kenseth on pit strategy. Both drivers can't wait to get back, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Jamie McMurray has a new team and higher expectations in 2006. Running with Roush's boys brings that, Mark Ashenfelter writes.
Matt Kenseth made the Chase last season. Mark Ashenfelter writes that Kenseth plans to do better than that in 2006.
After two Chase races, no one's jumping to conclusions. Talladega's up next, and the seemingly inevitable "Big One" could change everything.
Tony Stewart enters the Chase on top. Who has the best shot to knock him off his perch? Read our driver capsules to get the lowdown.
Since Matt Kenseth's win in last year's all-star race, the former Cup champ's been shut out -- and he's not happy.