Kenseth talks about Kansas accident, penalty

Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth

What do you think about the call made to take you out of the race and the Playoffs?
"I don't know what any of the rules are. Seems like we got a lot of stuff that kind of gets, you know, changed so often I honestly can't keep up with it. My head kind of spins from putting lugnuts out of pit boxes to one to many guys over the wall, you're not allowed to race anymore. I just don't get it to be honest with you. I really don't have a lot good to say right now. I'm more than disappointed. I'm just gonna say thanks to DeWalt. They've been a sponsor of mine off and on for twenty years. Awesome guys there. They deserve better than this. We showed some flashes of brilliance this season, been off and on, been fast at times, had great pit stops at times, just haven't been able to put it all together like a championship team needs to. Unfortunately this is an example of that. I hope that I can do a better job here the next four weeks and hopefully go get a win."

What happened on that restart?
"I didn't see the wreck. I was racing real hard on the bottom, had Dale (Earnhardt) Jr. outside of me and racing the guy in front of me. I never saw the wreck until basically it was too late, so by the time I noticed everybody checking up, I started checking up and I think I got ran over and just spun out. I didn't see it in time. The guys I was racing I couldn't see what was going on up there."

What happened out there?
"I didn't see the wreck. We pitted there and kind of got off sequence a little bit from the guys we were racing and trying to get up through there and there was a crash that we just didn't see and kind of got involved in that wreck."

What was your interpretation on NASCAR's ruling?
"I don't know a lot about it. Honestly, I've never heard of disqualifying somebody from a race if you got one too many guys over the wall or whatever happened there. I don't really know. I really don't have a lot of good things to say at the moment, so I'll probably try not to say much. Pretty disappointing way to end. Can't even go back on the race track because of the error we made. It's just – couldn't be any more disappointed." Toyota Racing

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