(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Matt Kenseth will be leaving Roush Fenway Racing at the end of this year.
There are rumors that Kenseth is heading to join Joe Gibbs Racing next year, but at last weekend’s race in Sonoma, Kenseth would not comment on those reports.
But Roush made it clear on Tuesday that Kenseth is headed somewhere next year.
“I’d like to thank Matt Kenseth for his many years of loyal service,” team co-owner Jack Roush said in a statement. “Matt has been an integral part of this organization for well over a decade, and we are extremely appreciative of his accomplishments and contributions to the team, and will always consider him a part of the Roush Fenway family.”
Kenseth would not let the cat out of the bag just yet, but thanked the team for his last 14 years.
“I’m very thankful to Jack Roush for the opportunities he’s given me over the past 14 years. Together we have enjoyed a lot of success,” Kenseth tweeted on Tuesday. “And as a team we are committed as ever to the remainder of the 2012 season and chasing a 3rd sprint cup title for Jack and RFR.”
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Seth Fiegerman, CNN
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