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The Backstretch Blog-Top 16 in 17: 5 Matt Kenseth

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Here on the The Backstretch Blog, I'm counting down the 16 drivers I think will make the 2017 Chase for the Championship. Here's a look at driver number 5:

5. Matt Kenseth- Joe Gibbs Racing

Kenseth is one of the great chameleons of the Cup series. I say that because they have changed the points system multiple times since he has been in the top series and Kenseth always finds away to be a championship contender.

Kenseth's biggest strength is his consistency. He is just so good at so many different tracks but even though he is good in the playoff, he did not win a title in the Chase era. He did make every Chase except for one which is the best record for any driver except Jimmie Johnson.

It will be an interesting year for Kenseth. I'm not sure how he will do under the new points system. He's a good driver with the ability to adapt. So I expect for him to adapt. I consider Kenseth a bit of a wildcard this season and I still picked him fifth this season, so that pretty much tells you what I think of him as a driver.

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