Matt Kenseth has backup drivers in place as wife expects third child

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NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth has backup drivers in place for both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.

Kenseth’s wife Katie is expecting the couples third daughter within the next two weeks.

Should Kenseth be pulled away from the track this weekend it will be Jeff Burton who will fill in for him behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota Camry in Sunday’s Cup race. Sam Hornish Jr. is the current fill-in driver for the Nationwide Series event on Saturday.

Burton and Kenseth were former teammates at Roush Fenway Racing. The veteran of more than 20 years has 21 wins at the Sprint Cup level and is spending time as a part-time driver for Michael Waltrip Racing this season in the No. 66 car.

Hornish is a part-time driver for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series, filling in for Kyle Busch in the No. 54 during select races this year.

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