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Matt Kenseth Leaving Roush After 2012, Being Replaced by Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Jack Roush announced on Tuesday (June 26) that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will be competing full time for the 2013 Cup Series championship. In conjunction with Stenhouse’s move to Cup, 2003 Cup champion and two-time Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth will be parting ways with Roush Fenway Racing at the conclusion of the 2012 racing season.

“Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has more than proved his abilities on the racetrack,” said team co-owner Jack Roush. “We feel that he is not only a key piece of our team’s future, but a key piece of the future of the sport. Roush Fenway is an organization with a wonderful past and present, as well as an extremely promising future, and I can’t think of a better candidate than Ricky to usher in the next era of success for the team.

“Of course, I’d like to thank Matt Kenseth for his many years of loyal service. Matt has been an integral part of this organization for well over a decade and we are extremely appreciative of his accomplishments and contributions to the team, and will always consider him a part of the Roush Fenway family.”

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