Tuesday night, Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth is set to take on the ASA Midwest Tour field at the Milwaukee Mile. Running against him? His son, Ross.
This race will make the third time the Daytona 500 winner has raced again his son.
Ross Kenseth is working on building a racing career while attending Clemson University. He won nine times in 2011 and has already claimed a victory in 2012 when he won the Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., in April.
“I think it’s going to be the biggest short track race in years up in Wisconsin,” Matt Kenseth said. "It will be a pretty cool race and a really big event. I’m excited to go race in the event this year, but it really all came together after we had an extra car in the shop, and I just decided that it would be fun to set it up and race it a few times this summer.”
The two are among the 80 entries for the race. So how does Matt feel about racing his son?
“Of course I want him to do well and I always hope that he’ll outrace me, but I don’t race him any differently than anyone else. Ross has been doing well with his racing career," he said. "He had a lot going on catching up from this winter and us moving our shop down to North Carolina, but he’s been working hard and has already won a race this year.”