Kenseth could miss practices, qualifying

BY foxsports • February 4, 2011

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth will have a backup driver available for the opening three races of the season. The veteran driver’s wife, Katie, is expecting their second child in February.

Kenny Wallace and Brian Ickler will be on standby for the No. 17 Ford for any practice and qualifying needs the team may have. Wallace will be ready to assume driving duties throughout Daytona International Speedway’s Speedweeks events, while Ickler will be at the track for both Phoenix and Las Vegas race weekends.

Kenseth plans to be behind the wheel of the No. 17 Ford on race days, but depending on when the newest member of the family arrives, he may need assistance from the other drivers to practice the car for the team.

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