Another Walk Of Fame Honor For Matt Kenseth
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIF. (Feb. 20, 2010) - This is becoming old hat for Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Crown Royal Ford). For the third time in four years, Kenseth was honored with a spot on the Auto Club Speedway Walk of Fame where a plaque with his likeness, as well as his footprint and signature, were cemented into history once again.
Auto Club Speedway Walk of Fame, which commemorates past NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Auto Club Speedway, is a monument similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Kenseth was also honored with his third commemorative Ohana Kemp Surfboard, a surfboard shaping company out of Orange County, Calif. “That would be pretty funny to see me surf,” Kenseth told a group of fans who had gathered to watch. Auto Club Speedway Hard Card season ticket holder Barbara Woolf presented the custom shaped board to Kenseth.
Kenseth will start in the 20th spot for Sunday’s race. “We didn’t have a great qualifying because we wanted to get some practice in because we thought it might rain today and we wouldn’t have a chance to practice today,” he said.
Auto Club Speedway began the Walk of Fame tradition in 1998 after Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag at the inaugural 1997 NASCAR Cup event at Auto Club Speedway. The ceremony was a huge success and the tradition has continued ever since.