All season, I've been criticizing Matt Kenseth for being too quiet. Leading a total of five laps. Running reasonably up front, but not challenging for victories. Doing too much of what he did in 2003 without getting into the points lead first.
Well, I think he heard me.
Kenseth's dominant Texas performance, leading 169 of a possible 334 laps to take his first win since February 2009, suggested that maybe the No. 17 isn't going to have a quietly solid year after all. In fact, maybe they're going to make some noise. A lot of noise. Maybe not championship-winning noise (I'm not that convinced yet), but noise nonetheless.
But Kenseth's not the only one making noise in Sprint Cup. Read on: