Kenseth out at Joe Gibbs Racing — NASCAR notebook

Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr

Asked about taking over Earnhardt's ride next season, Kenseth said: "I probably already said too much about what I'm not doing next year, so I don't really have anything to talk about for what I am doing".

"I'm not really anxious about it but as of (Friday), I do not have a job for next year".

"I'm not really anxious about it, but as of today I do not have a job for next year, so I certainly hope to still be racing", Kenseth, 45, said before Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Kentucky Speedway.

XFINITY: Friday's scheduled Alsco 300 race at Sparta, Ky., was postponed until today at noon after severe thunderstorms threatened the area. "He's a talented guy who is just a couple of races removed from being a victor and could show up any week and get it to victory lane". "Right now, I'm focusing on finishing up this year". "He's so good and so talented that he'll be a in great auto with a great opportunity next year, no less than what he has this year". "We know exactly what we do need to do".

"Hopefully we can run well enough to get back in it", Jones said. "(That's) pretty much our focus at this point".

And he was pretty clear about who he thinks will be in the No. 20 Toyota in 2018.

"I certainly hope to still be racing", he said. "I don't think there is one".

"It's been a big learning year for myself", Jones said. I haven't worked on anything real hard.

We just know now that - unless something changes - that job won't be with JGR.

Kenseth took a breath and went on. I don't know why they couldn't move Matt over to the 77 (Jones' ride this season) or whatever the plan is there.

Regardless of what happens next year, Kenseth has proved himself to be among the best in recent decades.

Matt Kenseth could be back in a vehicle in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. (He's among a handful of drivers who've raced for the Winston Cup, the Nextel Cup, the Sprint Cup and the Monster Energy Cup).

Kenseth, 45, has won 14 races for Gibbs since arriving in 2013, including seven that first season.

However, Kenseth remains mum about his plans for 2018, as does his team.

Last year's Quaker State 400 was the tipping point in Dale Earnhardt's season. But I feel we're definitely in the upswing.

"I don't know all the specifics and I don't know exactly what's going on", said Busch. "We're getting closer; we've just got to get things to go our way a little bit".

Not only that. The symptoms NASCAR's most popular driver suffered during race weekend at Kentucky Speedway brought him to a crossroads in his personal and professional life. But hopefully, he'll heed the adage: Be careful what you wish for.

The 21-year-old, who sits 17th in points with one top-five finish, kept his response simple.

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