I saw this over in the NA$CAR news group. Did someone put a kick me sign on his
Matt Kenseth's string of bad luck continued on Monday as he was
involved in a traffic mishap. Kenseth was rear-ended by a student
driver while on the way to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a mandatory
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series test session.
"I was at a stoplight and (Roush Racing teammate Greg) Biffle was
following me from the airport," said Kenseth in a news conference. "He
always runs into me, so I thought it was him joking and it wasn't.
"It was a student driver and instructor who just pile-drove into the
back of me, so that was exciting. They wanted to stop and fix it, but I
didn't care if the bumper was laying on the ground or not. It was a
rental. I would rather pay for it than mess with that."
Kenseth, a Cambridge native, was leading the USG Sheetrock 400 Sunday
and spun when he was tapped from behind by Jeff Gordon with four laps
left. Kenseth pitted in the waning laps and was then hit at the
start-finish line by rookie David Stremme.