Ross Kenseth Enters Kansas ARCA Finale

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Ross Kenseth (77), seen here racing his father Matt Kenseth earlier this year at Slinger (Wis.) Super Speedway, has entered the ARCA finale at Kansas Speedway. (Doug Hornickel Photo)
Ross Kenseth (77), seen here racing his father Matt Kenseth earlier this year at Slinger (Wis.) Super Speedway, has entered the ARCA finale at Kansas Speedway. (Doug Hornickel Photo)
Ross Kenseth (77), seen here racing his father Matt Kenseth earlier this year at Slinger (Wis.) Super Speedway, has entered the ARCA finale at Kansas Speedway. (Doug Hornickel Photo)

DENVER, N.C. – Ross Kenseth will attempt to make his first ARCA Racing Series start of the year on Oct. 3 when the series visits Kansas Speedway for the ARCA 98.9 season finale.

Kenseth, the son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, will be driving the No. 3 RACE 101 Chevrolet. It will be his second-career ARCA Racing Series start.  In his first start at Madison Int’l Speedway in 2013, Kenseth won the pole and led for 51 laps before finishing sixth.

“First off, I’m grateful to Tony (Blanchard, team owner) for giving me this shot,” said Kenseth. “I’ve worked with the team a little over the past couple months before we tested together at Kentucky. I thought the test went well and I’m excited to go to Kansas and see what we can do. I think Kansas presents a lot of challenges for us with this being our first race together. We’re all going in with realistic expectations, but I’m certainly going to do whatever I can to make the most of this opportunity and get this team the best finish possible.”

Following a successful test last week at Kentucky Speedway, Blanchard, who also serves as crew chief on the No. 3 ARCA Racing Series entry, made the arrangements to put Kenseth in the car for the ARCA finale in Kansas.

“We had an opportunity open up for Kansas and I needed a good, young driver who wants a chance,” said Blanchard. “We’re realistic and
I need someone who is realistic. It’s a great opportunity for Ross and a great opportunity for RACE 101.

“I like Ross’ disposition and his ability. Every time I see him, he’s under a hood or under a fender. He’s very involved. I’m confident in him keeping the car underneath him, taking care of it and I’m confident in the feedback that he gives will improve the car.”