Chip Ganassi Racing has announced Matt Kenseth will be behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro when the NASCAR Cup Series returns to the track for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Kenseth, the former Cup Series Champion and two-time Daytona 500 Champion, last competed full-time at NASCAR’s highest level in 2017, where he finished seventh in the points and won the second to last race of the season at Phoenix Raceway.
Matt Kenseth, says, “This was an unexpected opportunity for sure. I can’t say racing was even on my radar two weeks ago. After spending some time thinking about it and all the unique circumstances surrounding all of us right now, it just seemed the timing and the opportunity was perfect to come back.”
The move follows the suspension of Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kyle Larson after he used of a racial slur during a nationally televised iRacing event on April 12.
The Wisconsin native is a 39-time Cup Series winner and will join the No. 42 team with a newly designed Chevrolet Camaro for the 2020 season. The team started the year strong, with three top-10 finishes in the first four races before Covid restrictions were implemented.