Matt Kenseth ‘not concerned’ about his future

first_imgRELATED: Full Bristol schedule | Playoff bubble watchBRISTOL, Tenn. – No news isn’t good news for Matt Kenseth. It’s just, well, no news.Kenseth, 45, is a former series champion and has 38 wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He is also a four-time winner here at Bristol Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR).And he’s being pushed out of the seat of the No. 20 Toyota fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018 for a much younger driver, 21-year-old Erik Jones.Asked about plans to compete beyond this year, Kenseth said Friday at Bristol that he had nothing “at the moment.”“When I do I’ll tweet something, like on a Monday,” he said. “No plans right now, just raise kids and hang out with my family.”Kenseth is in his fifth season with JGR, where he has won 14 times. But he’s winless this season and currently holding down the final position for this year’s 10-race playoffs.A victory in the next three races would guarantee him a playoff spot; he’s qualified for NASCAR’s postseason 13 out of 14 years.“I’m not worried about it even really one percent anymore to be honest with you,” he said of ‘18. “I’m just not concerned about it. … I’m really concerned about 2017 and that’s the truth. I mean we’ve got 13 races or something left. Three to try to get … into the playoffs. We’re not in there yet.”A four-race streak of top-10 finishes, including a runner-up at Watkins Glen, ended last weekend at Michigan where Kenseth said he “kind of got ran over at the end of the race … by the 24 (Chase Elliott) trying to race him.”Kenseth was third for a final, two-lap shootout at MIS, Elliott fifth. He finished 24th while Elliott wound up eighth.“Hopefully we get a win, get in the playoffs and try to race for a championship,” Kenseth said. “That’s our goal every year and really that’s what I’m been concentrating on.”RELATED: All of Kenseth’s Monster Energy Series victoriesJones won the Camping World Truck Series championship in 2015 and finished fourth last year competing for JGR in the XFINITY Series. He currently drives the No. 77 Toyota for Furniture Row Racing, which has a technical alliance with JGR.Last month JGR officials announced Jones would take over the No. 20 beginning next year.“Matt isn’t just a championship caliber driver,” David Wilson, president of Toyota Racing Development (TRD), told Friday. “He has done as much for the team off the track as he’s done on the track; he’s the leader.“I still remember his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota in 2013 and him walking into the first competition meeting and calling out one of our drivers because he was five minutes late.“With Matt you are never quite sure whether he’s just having a go at you or if he’s serious. But ultimately what we learned is he takes the sport very seriously. His presence, his maturity – not his age per se – has been great for Joe Gibbs Racing and for the partnerships that JGR has with Furniture Row now.”Toyota officials would like to see Kenseth continue to compete for the automaker, but it’s not a situation the company controls. Currently the OEM’s involvement in the MENCS extends to JGR and its four teams and the two-team Furniture Row operation.“This notion, why doesn’t Toyota just step in? I wish we could,” Wilson said. “I wish it were that easy. The reality is it’s not. It is a microcosm of what’s going on with the sport as a whole.“We do provide a tremendous amount of support to the teams and to the drivers but we can’t carry a driver on our back at this level of the sport. That would just not be appropriate and we’re just not capable.“For drivers at this level, obviously those decisions are made by team owners and as a partner we’re a party to them but there’s only so much we can do.”last_img read more

Case summary: Treasure & Son Ltd vs Martin Dawes

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No. 6 UWF women’s tennis defeats Arkansas Tech 9-0

first_imgBOX SCORE PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 6-ranked University of West Florida women’s tennis team defeated Arkansas Tech 9-0 at home on Tuesday afternoon. West Florida (11-2, 5-0 GSC) improves to 4-0 on the year in matches played at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. Senior Katarina Dikosavljevic (Queensland, Australia) and junior Hannah Toro (London, England) won their third straight match by defeating Macarena Sedano Acosta and Tamara Bell 9-8 at number one doubles. Senior Nina Bubelova (Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia) and junior Paula Lopez (Tucumán, Argentina) improved to 11-1 on the year with an 8-0 win over Camila Roca and Laura Sanchez at number two doubles. Senior Sarai Flores (Mexico City, Mexico) and freshman Heather Mixon (New Iberia, La./Catholic HS) defeated Annabel Rowlands and Teresa Sanchez 8-6 at number three doubles. No. 32 Dikosavljevic defeated Sedano Acosta 6-3, 6-0 at number one singles while Lopez improved to 10-2 on the year by defeating Bell 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 at number two singles. No. 42 Bubelova won her fourth straight match by defeating T. Sanchez 6-3, 6-2 at number three singles. Senior Sarai Flores (Mexico City, Mexico) earned her 40th career singles victory at UWF by defeating Rowlands 6-2, 6-4 at number four singles. Freshman Dianna Vlad (Oberhausen, Germany) defeated Roca 6-1, 6-0 at number five singles while Mixon improved to 11-0 on the year by defeating Haeleigh Long 6-2, 6-1 at number six singles. West Florida will next face No. 21 Georgia College on Wednesday, March 23 at 3 p.m. CT before hosting Gulf South Conference rival No. 15 Valdosta State on Friday, March 25 at Noon. UWF will then play host to No. 29 Concordia (N.Y.) on Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more