Search
Close this search box.

Partner

Matt Kenseth Attempting to Extend Record of Most Slinger National Wins

BRISTOL, TN – AUGUST 18: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DEWALT/Flexvolt Toyota, stands by his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18, 2017 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Matt Kenseth, may not have raced in the last eight months, but he will be in the star-studded field that will battle it out for the checkered flag in the 40th-annual Slinger Nationals late model event at Slinger Super Speedway in his home state of Wisconsin on July 9th. Kenseth, who has an all-time record of seven previous wins in this event, will look to extend his lead in that category even further.

Kenseth first won this event back in 1994. He then returned after he started rising to NASCAR fame and won the event in 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2016. No other driver in the prestigious race’s history has more than four victories in the Nationals. According to Kenseth, this race has always been one of the biggest on his radar.

“The Nationals have always been one of the major events in all of short track racing,” Kenseth said in a Slinger Nationals press release. “Certainly, it was the one you wanted to win, growing up in Wisconsin.”

Kenseth, the 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and 39-time winner in NASCAR’s top division, will face off against some stiff competition in a couple of weeks.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion and current contender Johnny Sauter will race in the event, as will NASCAR Cup Series rookie Daniel Hemric, Bubba Pollard and Ty Majeski, who have won the last two Slinger Nationals, will also be in the race.

Notable past winners of this event that haven’t been mentioned yet include: Alan Kulwicki, Dick Trickle, Mark Martin, Rich Bickle and Kyle Busch.

Some of the other famous NASCAR names who have raced in this event over the years include: Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison, Neil Bonnett, Davey Allison, Dale Jarrett, Sterling Marlin, Kyle Petty and Rusty Wallace.

share it
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit

2 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Post

NASCAR penalty report Pocono Raceway RJ Otto Cordell Cahill 23XI Racing Bret Holmes Racing Phil Gould Niece Motorsports
NASCAR Issues Two Indefinite Suspensions for Substance Abuse Policy Violations
JD Motorsports closing down employees have all been laid off and team filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in April NASCAR Xfinity Series
Sources: JD Motorsports Lays Off Employees; Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in April
Joe Gibbs Racing Motor Home Fire New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2024
No Injuries Reported After Joe Gibbs Racing Team Bus Catches Fire at New Hampshire
Aric Almirola Bubba Wallace altercation Joe Gibbs Racing suspends Aric Almirola 2024 NASCAR
REPORT: Altercation with Bubba Wallace Led to Aric Almirola Internal Suspension
Chase Elliott Daniel Suarez confrontation Chicago Street Course video Grant Park 165
Video: Chase Elliott Confronts Daniel Suarez After Chicago Street Race
ARCA Menards Series
ARCA Menards Series Officials Announces Suspensions Following Irwindale

Join Our Newsletter

Ready to have NASCAR news hand-delivered to your email daily?

Related Article