It is always great to see young talent make it's way into the top tier of NASCAR. It is also always neat to see NASCAR family bloodlines stretch over generations. Ross Kenseth, the 19-year old son of Sprint Cup Series veteran Matt Kenseth, might be the next driver to make that step.
Kyle Busch Motorsports owner Kyle Busch is interested in trying to put Kenseth in a 2013 Camping World Truck Series ride. As it is with every driver and in every series, sponsorship will be the big deciding factor.
"I'd like to do something with Ross," Busch said. "It's just a problem trying to get funding. There's no backing for some of the drivers that are here right now. The price is obviously cheaper in the truck series. You can start small and grow big. But it's hard to get interest there."
Kenseth is currently studying engineering at Clemson University but has been turning heads on short tracks this season. In July, Kenseth won the Redbud 300 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. Then in the past month he was able to win twice more and both times in a race that Kyle Busch was entered in. Those were at the All American 400 (Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville) and in the Winchester (Ind.) 400.
Whether a deal between the two parties can be put together will remain to be seen, but having a Kenseth drive for a Busch would be a site to see.
So far in 2012 Kyle Busch Motorsports has had eight different drivers get behind the No. 18 and No. 51 trucks in 22 starts. Denny Hamlin scored the lone win at Martinsville two weeks ago. Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Jason Leffler, Brian Scott, Drew Herring, David Mayhew, and German Quiroga have combined for 17 top 10's in the 22 starts.