But there’s more to the Wisconsin native than just his driving.
Kenseth, who will appear on SPEED’s NASCAR Race Hub tonight at 6 p.m. ET, is also an avid Twitter fan, so when he stopped by SPEED’s headquarters Wednesday, we peppered him with some fan questions.
Here’s what he had to say:
@TomDignanSr — After his big payday at Daytona, ask Matt if he's bought any thing cool, like maybe a new red leisure suit or thick heel shoes!
@MattKenseth — I already have that in stock. I really didn’t buy anything, not yet. I’ve got three kids to put through college.
@Amachtr — Ask him how he would feel if his wife joined a realty show, Real Housewives of NASCAR Drivers?
@MattKenseth — I think I’d have to put my foot down on that one.
@Awesomeracinginfo — Does he have any plans to race a truck ever? At the Rock next month?
@MattKenseth — Never drove one at all yet. I’d still be running Nationwide races if we could get sponsors for them, but we don’t have them. And right now there isn’t a truck program at Roush Fenway Racing. It’s not something that’s really on the radar.
@Oldjrfan — Ask about Ross' race schedule
@MattKenseth — You can go to Mattkenseth.com, there’s a link somewhere. He’s running just a lot of mostly late model stuff mostly around south, but still going back up to Wisconsin during summer break a little bit and racing up there.
@LoriAWorley — Ask him if the barbeque he had at @bmsupdates was the best ever! :-)
@MattKenseth — It always is. I must not have known what to order because I didn’t do as good a job as when they get it catered, but it was good, yes.
@NASCARnoll — What's his take on Twitter? Like, why or why no?
@MattKenseth — Most of the time I really enjoy it. I’m kind of … I don’t have a normal schedule. I’m kind of sporadic, so it depends when I have time. … I try and find time to do it.
@RyanFrazier39 — I want to know how does he think about his chances on the championship and what's his strategy?
@MattKenseth — It’s only March and they don’t even set the field for the Chase until September, so I really don’t have much of an idea yet. But I am really pleased with our performance. I think over the first four races, three out of the four races, we’ve had cars that could have won the races.
@seanjpaine — I'd like to know if you can notice a difference between the carb/fuel injection just by driving.
@MattKenseth — Yeah, I notice a lot of difference. They drive a lot different. It just has a lot more, mainly has a lot more throttle response (with fuel injection). It’s almost instantaneous. I think it’s a little easier … they don’t have the little nuances carburetors do.
@whitephoenix48 — What does he think of Tim Tebow going to the NY Jets?
@MattKenseth — I think that’s perfect for the Jets with all the hype they always have going on.
@tomjensen100 — Who’s funnier, you or @mikecalinoff? (Kenseth’s longtime spotter)
@MattKenseth — Well, it’s hard to rate yourself on funniness. But I don’t really think Calinoff’s very funny, so, I don’t know. Somebody asked me the other day if I get advice from him for jokes. And I didn’t Tweet it back, but I was going to say, “Well, no, because I want them to be funny.”
Tom Jensen is the Editor in Chief of SPEED.com, Senior NASCAR Editor at RACER and a contributing Editor for TruckSeries.com. You can follow him online at twitter.com/tomjensen100.