Kenseth signs multiyear deal, stays with Roush Fenway

11/20/2008 - NASCAR

Matt Kenseth, who won the 2003 Cup Series championship, has re-signed with Roush Fenway Racing.

Kenseth, who has been with the organization since 1998, has won 16 Cup Series races and 24 Nationwide Series races, but did not record a win this year for the first time since 2001.

"It's been a great 11 years at Roush Fenway Racing," said Kenseth, driver of the No. 17. "I appreciate everything Jack and DeWalt have done for me over the years. We've had a lot of success together including a championship and I'm really proud of that."

Kenseth, 36, made the Chase this year for the fifth consecutive season, and had nine top-five finishes.

"Over the last 11 years, Matt has been a leader in our organization and a voracious competitor on track, and to know that he will continue on in that role with Roush Fenway is gratifying," Roush Fenway Racing owner Jack Roush said.