With Danica Patrick set to leave after this season, Stewart-Haas Racing soon will have an open seat. But don’t expect Matt Kenseth to step inside the No. 10 Ford in 2018.
Kenseth, who Erik Jones soon will replace at Joe Gibbs Racing, still is without a future NASCAR ride. And although the veteran driver might seem like a perfect candidate to join to SHR, the 45-year-old flat-out squashed those rumors when speaking to Motorsport.com’s Lee Spencer on Wednesday.
So who’s it going to be, then?
Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola has been linked to the No. 10 for weeks. And given that Smithfield, Almirola’s sponsor, just left RPM for SHR, an official announcement could be just around the corner.
But considering just how unpredictable NASCAR’s silly season has been, NASCAR fans should expect the unexpected.
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