Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In the Win-consin era, Matt Kenseth is forgotten

There has been a lot of sports hype in Wisconsin these days. With the Milwaukee Brewers going all the way to game 6 of the NLCS, the Wisconsin Badgers having some National Championship hopes, and of course the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers starting off the season 6-0 people are pumped. There is just one thing they have forgotten, and that is Win-consin native, and 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth.

After winning this past Saturday Night in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway he put himself right up there in the Championship hunt. He is currently 7 points behind standings leader Carl Edwards and 2 points behind 2nd place runner Kevin Harvick, and if you are unsure how the points systems works, NASCAR has made it simple, one point per position. So with 5 races left in the Chase he might have one of the better odds of bringing a Championship to Wisconsin fans.

Since the Milwaukee Brewers World Series hopes were dashed after going 2-4 in the NLCS, and the Wisconsin Badgers have an uphill battle getting to the National Championship game after the initial BCS rankings came out with the Badgers ranked 6th. Also there are the Green Bay Packers starting the season 6-0, there seems to be a lot of blemishes on the defense in order for them to repeat.

Matt Kenseth is one of three drivers within 10 points of each other. He has won 3 races which is more than the 1 or 2 he usually brings home in a season. With 5 time Champion Jimmie Johnson hurting his chances after a wreck last week, Kenseth is right in the thick of things.

So when reminiscing about the Brewers great run, hoping for the Badgers get lucky in the BCS rankings and watching the Packers dominate the NFL, remember there is one other team Wisconsin fans can root for. The #17 Crown Royal Ford driven by Win-consin native Matt Kenseth

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