April 16, 2021

by a NASCAR fanatic - not affiliated with NASCAR

[MUSIC] MATT KENSETH: When I started at Roush Fenway and met Mark at Talladega way back in ’97, he went to Jack and said, hey, I think this is a new young guy. By the way, I’m still pretty young. I think we need to get him in here. As it went on for a year or so, Mark said, look. I’m not going to do this much longer. And I’ve got the 6 car.

I really want you to take over and drive the 6 car. So that was the plan. I think I was 24 or 25 at the time. And if I would have waited for him to get out and retire, I would have been about 39 my rookie year. So it took a lot longer than we thought. But I’m proud to be driving a 6 car, looking forward to going to Kansas.

And obviously, it means a lot to me to reunite with everybody at Roush Fenway racing. And I’m really looking forward to the challenge. And I’m really looking forward to getting to work soon. [ENGINE REVS]