Matt Kenseth discusses return to NASCAR with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Former NASCAR champion and Cambridge, Wisconsin native Matt Kenseth is back behind the wheel in the NASCAR Cup Series beginning Sunday at Darlington, driving the Chip Ganassi #42. While many have described the move as "coming out of retirement," Kenseth told Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on Earnhardt's podcast, the Dale Jr. Download, that he never actually retired.

Kenseth explained that the right opportunity never presented itself after he was replaced at Joe Gibbs Racing less than two years ago, his last full-time gig in the Cup Series.

In regards to getting back behind the wheel, and whether or not he was nervous, Kenseth dryly joked that it's the other drivers that should be worried lining up next to him.

After NASCAR, and the rest of the sports world, went on hiatus in March, it's the first major sporting event in the United States in just over two months when drivers take to the track on Sunday at Darlington. No fans will be allowed, and restrictions on personnel, media, and others at the track are in place in accordance with government guidelines on social distancing.

In Wisconsin, you can hear the race on The Big 920 in Milwaukee and Fox Sports 1070 The Game in Madison, as well as on iHeartRadio.

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