Matt Kensetic has said he will focus his focus on this year’s race at the NASCAR XFINITY Series, but he’s also looking ahead to 2018, the last race in the series.
Kensetic will have three races remaining in the NASCAR Cup Series, and the series’ top prize is $1.6 million.
The NASCAR XFL, meanwhile, is set to make its debut at the Atlanta Motor Speedway next week.
Kenseth’s contract is set for the season-opening Daytona 500 on March 8.
In the XFINITIES series, Kensetic’s contract runs through the end of the 2019 season.
NASCAR XF is currently running a series-high seven races in the spring and summer, with two more on tap.
Kensetics, who was the most successful driver in XFINities history last year with four victories, has not been on the grid this year.
The 22-year-old Kenseth won the XF title in his first race, beating a field that included former Sprint Cup Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chase Elliott, and Ricky Stenseth.
In addition to winning the Xfinity title, Kenseth finished second in the championship standings.
In an interview with ESPN on Tuesday, Kensetics said the Daytona 500 will be “a lot more interesting than Daytona, as far as how I do my job.”
“It’s going to be a different story.
It’s going the distance,” Kenseth said.
He also said that the Daytona is “a big step” up from what he drove in 2015, and said he would like to “try and do it all again.” “
If you go back to when I was in the XFL and you saw the kind of car that I was running, I think it’s really, really hard to compare it to what I’ve done this year.”
He also said that the Daytona is “a big step” up from what he drove in 2015, and said he would like to “try and do it all again.”
The XFINIFTY Series has also seen a spike in sponsorship deals.
Last season, the series announced a record $7.4 million sponsorship deal with the Coca-Cola Company.
Kensetically’s deal is set at $1 million a race, which means he’ll receive $5 million for each of the seven races he has competed in this season.
“This is a big deal,” Kensetic said.
NASCAR, meanwhile and the XBL, are both on track for a massive increase in attendance this year as part of the NASCAR All-Star Race.
The XBL will be held at Talladega Superspeedway, and NASCAR officials said there will be an additional 150,000 people on hand to cheer on drivers.
NASCAR also announced a new partnership with the NASCAR Sprint Cup team to help fuel attendance.
Kensesports contract with the series runs through 2020.