Legacy Motor Club announced on Tuesday that 2003 Winston Cup Series champion and 2023 NASCAR Hall Of Fame inductees Matt Kenseth has joined the team as Competition Advisor.
In this role, Kenseth will provide guidance and strategy on the competition side, serving as a mentor to drivers Erik Jones and John Hunter Nemechek, as well as assisting the Club throughout its transition to Toyota for the 2024 season.
Speaking about the news, Kenneth said:
Jimmie and I have so much respect for each other as both competitors and friends – we are alike in many ways and at similar points in our careers. “This is a great opportunity for me to be a resource for two extremely talented drivers and help on the racing operations side with this transition to Toyota. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.
Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and Legacy Motor Club co-owner Jimmie Johnson said:
Not only is Matt an excellent driver and a fierce competitor, he’s also a great friend. “This alliance makes so much sense. Matt is extremely smart, has worked with Toyota while racing for Joe Gibbs Racing, and is still as competitive as ever. He’s a natural-born athlete and as fit as I have ever seen him. I’m so glad he is willing to share his knowledge and experience with us, and we look forward to all Matt has to offer.”
Kenseth and Joey Cohen, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB’s vice president of racing operations, worked together at Roush Racing when Cohen was an engineer for the team.
Cohen commented saying:
“Matt is going to help make this transition to Toyota smooth. “He is one of the best drivers out there, and even though he is no longer behind the wheel, his perspective and advice will be crucial heading into next season for both our drivers and crews.”