Bristol, TN (March 14, 2014) –
Matt Kenseth and his wife, Katie, are expecting their third child. Due to the timing, Kenseth has said he will have veteran driver Jeff Burton on stand-by this weekend for the Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Burton, who left his full-time ride at Richard Childress Racing at the end of last season, has 692 career starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series compiling 21 wins, one of which came at Bristol, and 254 top-10’s. Burton now competes on a limited schedule driving the No. 66 Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing.
In addition to Burton, Sam Hornish Jr. will be on stand-by for the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series in which Kenseth is scheduled to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in the #20 GameStop Toyota Camry. Hornish has two top-10 finishes in five career starts in the Nationwide Series at Bristol.
On Friday Kenseth was asked if he still telling his wife to wait until Monday to have the baby, he replied, “We kind of had to change that around a little bit because it’s supposed to rain Sunday. If it rains Sunday—she was praying for Monday so we had to change that to Tuesday if it’s going to be this week. He continued, “Oh, it’s supposed to snow Monday so I guess if we can’t race then we can still have her on Monday.”