SLINGER, Wis. — Matt Kenseth has announced his intentions to chase a record ninth victory in the prestigious Slinger Nationals. The 43rd annual event will be run July 12 at Slinger Speedway.
The Cambridge, Wis., native cut his short-track racing teeth barnstorming Wisconsin ovals before moving south to compete full time in NASCAR. Kenseth captured the 2003 NASCAR Cup Series championship and is a two-time Daytona 500 champion.
Kenseth, the all-time winner with eight victories, has had a lifelong connection to the Nationals that extends beyond the race track.
“The Slinger Nationals has long been one of my favorite races. It goes back to when I was a kid,” Kenseth said recently. “I remember guys like Bobby Allison, Neil Bonnett, and Mark Martin coming to race in the Nationals and taking on the big names in Wisconsin, like Dick Trickle and Joe Shear. It always has been and still is a must-see event and one of the biggest short-track races of the year.”
The last time Kenseth appeared at Slinger Speedway was in 2019, when he notched his eighth Nationals championship after a hard-fought battle with fellow Wisconsin standout and two-time Slinger Nationals winner Ty Majeski.
Other Slinger Nationals winners include Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin, Dick Trickle, Rich Bickle Jr. and Kyle Busch.
Advanced sale tickets for the 43rd annual Slinger Nationals are available from www.slingersuperspeedway.com.