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Matt Kenseth's son to make NASCAR debut with dad's team, car number and sponsor

Ross Kenseth will make his national series debut at Chicagoland Speedway, where he will drive for the same team, car number and sponsor that his championship-winning father uses at NASCAR's highest level.

Kenseth will run the Xfinity Series race June 20 in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 Toyota. The car will be sponsored by Dollar General. His father, Matt Kenseth, drives the same combination in the Sprint Cup Series.

Ross Kenseth turns 22 next month and has been actively trying to build a racing career but has struggled to find opportunities. He has just two ARCA starts to his career and has never raced in one of NASCAR's three national series.

Matt Kenseth helped his son put together the one-race opportunity with JGR.