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Where in the world is Matt Kenseth? (Hint: Not in Daytona)

2017 NASCAR Playoffs Production & Media Day

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 13: Matt Kenseth speaks to the media as one of the 16 drivers eligible to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship during the 2017 NASCAR Playoffs Production & Media Day at NASCAR Hall of Fame on September 13, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Matt Kenseth currently isn’t driving in the Cup Series, but his dry wit hasn’t left him.

With many of his former NASCAR peers boarding airplanes to head south for Wednesday’s Daytona 500 Media Day and Thursday night’s qualifying races, Kenseth posted one of his rare (but often droll) tweets Tuesday afternoon of his family about to take flight.

The two-time Daytona 500 winner had competed in the Great American Race for the past 18 seasons. But after losing his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing and revealing last November he was stepping away from NASCAR, Kenseth surely wasn’t intimating he was headed to Daytona with his wife, Katie, and their four daughters.


For about four hours, the tweet left the NASCAR Twitter-sphere playfully pondering where Kenseth could be headed.

Four hours later, Kenseth finally revealed his destination.

Enjoy the slopes, Matt. Your deadpan humor will leave a void at Daytona for the first time in 18 years.