Race Weekend Central

Ross Kenseth Making Xfinity Series Debut at Chicagoland

Add another Kenseth to Joe Gibbs Racing’s lineup for the 2015 season.

Ross Kenseth, son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, is set to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in June.

Also scheduled to run the ARCA Series race with Ken Schrader Racing at Chicago, Kenseth will be attempting double duty at the intermediate track.

“This is an exciting time for us,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, “We’ve got several young, talented drivers in our stable, and now we have the chance to add Ross Kenseth to that list. Ross has been working hard and showing that he is ready for this next step. We’re excited that he will be doing that in the No. 20 car with our partner Dollar General.”

Kenseth will pilot the No. 20 Toyota, which has driven by his father and team developmental driver Erik Jones. Jones is set to run the majority of the schedule, with the elder Kenseth running a handful of races, along with Denny Hamlin.

The soon-to-be 22-year-old will make back-to-back starts for Schrader’s team at Michigan and Chicago, but will also run late model races throughout the country.

In two prior starts in the ARCA Racing Series, Kenseth has a top five and a pair of top 10s. Some of his career highlights include a victory in the 2012 All-American 400, along with two top 10s in six Snowball Derby races.

About the author

Joseph started with Fronstretch in Aug. 2014 and worked his way up to become an editor in less than a year. A native of Whitestone, New York, Joseph writes for NASCAR Pole Position magazine as a weekly contributor, along with being a former intern at Newsday and the Times Beacon Record Newspapers, each on Long Island. With a focus on NASCAR, he runs our social media pages and writes the NASCAR Mailbox column, along with other features for the site.

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

Share via