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Matt Kenseth has no current plans for future in NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth still doesn't have a job lined up for next season and the two-time Daytona 500 winner doesn't really want to discuss his situation.

Kenseth is in the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and the team has said Erik Jones will drive the No. 20 Toyota next year. The move left Kenseth without a ride, and seats are extremely hard for veterans to land in this current climate.

Team owners have found younger, unproven drivers are much cheaper to hire as sponsorship dollars are declining.

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Aug. 18
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Martin Truex Jr.9331
2Kyle Larson8042
3Kyle Busch7973
4Kevin Harvick7874
5Brad Keselowski7205
6Denny Hamlin7106
7Chase Elliott6857
8Jamie McMurray6758
9Matt Kenseth6549
10Clint Bowyer62310
11Jimmie Johnson59211
12Ryan Blaney59212