It’ll be like old times for Matt Kenseth, Dewalt in 2015

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If you have a jacket, ball cap, t-shirt or other memorabilia from when Matt Kenseth was sponsored by DeWalt, well … what’s old is now new again, and you can wear the old stuff proudly, with Kenseth being reunited with former sponsor DeWalt in 2015.

DeWalt ended its sponsorship with Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2014 season when Marcos Ambrose decided to return to his native Australia to compete on the V8 Supercars Series.

Now, DeWalt is back with Kenseth, who sponsored him during his previous tenure at Roush Fenway Racing, for at least six races. Maybe DeWalt will bring Kenseth some good luck, as he failed to win even one race in 2014 after winning a career-best and series high seven races in his first season at Joe Gibbs Racing.

The majority of Kenseth’s Sprit Cup races in 2015 will be sponsored by Dollar General, while longtime JGR sponsor Home Depot has elected to end its participation in NASCAR, leaving Lowe’s and Menard’s as the two primary home improvement sponsors in the Sprint Cup Series.

Another of Ambrose’s sponsors at RPM, Stanley Tools, will appear on Carl Edwards’ car in 2015 for at least 12 races, as well. DeWalt and Stanley are owned by the same company.

Check out a video of the new paint scheme for Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota:

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Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.