Matthew Roy "Matt" Kenseth (born March 10, 1972) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently drives the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Kenseth also drives the No. 20 Camry for JGR in the Xfinity Series, on a part-time basis.
He moved to the ARTGO, American Speed Association, and Hooters Late Model touring series before getting a full-time ride in the NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) for his former Wisconsin short track rival Robbie Reiser.
He won the series' Rookie of the Year title in 2000 and the championship in 2003. The International Race of Champions invited Kenseth to race in their 2004 season as the reigning champion and he won the season championship. In 2009, he won a rain-shortened Daytona 500 and repeated as Daytona 500 winner in 2012. He is the father of Ross Kenseth.
In 1997, Reiser decided to stop his racing career in the Busch Grand National Series, he put snowmobile racer Tim Bender in his car. Bender got hurt after the eighth race, so he put his former Wisconsin competitor Matt Kenseth in the drivers seat until Bender recovered.
Reiser lost the 1994 late model track championship at Madison International Speedway to Kenseth. Kenseth was quickly successful. Then Reiser and Kenseth combined for a second-place finish in 1998 and a third-place finish in 1999.
In 2000, Jack Roush hired Kenseth, Reiser, and their entire Busch team to run full-time in Winston Cup.
The combination was again successful. They rapidly moved up the final points each year. In 2003 Kenseth and Reiser dominated to win the final Winston Cup championship as driver/crew chief. With Reiser from 2000 to 2007, Kenseth won 16 races. In 2008, Reiser served as interim crew chief for Carl Edwards, helping Edwards win at Texas Motor Speedway.