Kenseth joins fight against Alzheimer’s

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 04: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 13th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 04:  Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 13th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS – OCTOBER 04: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 13th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

CONCORD, N.C.—NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader Matt Kenseth recently directed a $25,000 gift from the Citizen Watch Company (whom Kenseth represents as a brand ambassador) to the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

“Citizen wanted to make a significant donation to a charity of our choice, so we decided to help the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center,” Kenseth said. “Our family knows first-hand the terrible effects of Alzheimer’s.

“Hopefully, through donations such as these we can fund research dedicated to furthering our understanding of this disease and working toward a cure.”

Kenseth, who holds a three-point lead over Jimmie Johnson in the Chase standings, posted the eighth fastest time in Friday’s first practice session. Johnson was 10th on the speed chart.

Johnson, however, recorded the best 10-lap average (185.714 mph), with Kyle Busch running the fastest single lap in the session (189.447 mph).

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