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NASCAR Team Owner Roush-Fenway Will Cut Ties With Matt Kenseth For 2013

Roush-Fenway Racing, the team that includes the Kansas city-area’s Carl Edwards among its drivers, announced Tuesday that it will part ways with veteran NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth after the 2012 season.

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Kenseth, who won NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Championship in 2003, has been with Jack Roush for 13 years. The current leader in the 2012 Cup standings after 16 races, Kenseth has won 22 races during his time at Roush-Fenway and has recorded 220 top-ten finishes.

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Kenseth’s seat in the No. 17 Ford will be taken in 2013 by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.. Stenhouse currently drives for Roush-Fenway in the Nationwide Series, the racing level below Sprint Cup. He will move into the Sprint Cup Series full-time next season.

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Stenhouse was the 2010 Rookie of the Year in the Nationwide Series, and is the reigning Nationwide champion.

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Other Roush-Fenway NASCAR drivers include Greg Biffle and Trevor Bayne.