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NASCAR Matt Kenseth Lowers North Carolina Home Price To $2.6M Following Race Issues

Posted by Staff Reporter on Mar 23, 2016 09:31 AM EDT
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 18, 2016 in Fontana, California. (Photo : Getty Images/Jonathan Moore)

NASCAR veteran Matt Kenseth had listed his house in Mooresville, NC at a lower price. The 7,613-square-foot house was briefly listed in 2014 for $2.8 million before being pulled from the market. The home is now back up for sale at a more affordable price of $2.6 million.

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The two-time Sprint Cup Series and Daytona 500 winner had run into a few problems lately, according to Realtor. The driver was suspended for two events after intentionally fighting with Joey Logano in 2015. The suspensions resulted in two appeals and potential revisions in NASCAR policies. In the first half of this year, a multicar accident put him in backup at the rear of the track for the Daytona 500.

However, homebuyers have raced to purchase the NASCAR veteran's home without a problem. The five-bedroom property, dubbed as Old World style in the listing, has plenty to boast about, including a Louis VIII master suite which comes with chandeliers in the bathroom and bedroom. Of course, since it is in North Carolina, the house also has sweeping  views to help racecar drivers relax after a cup race.

Meanwhile, in statements after the unfortunate event, Brian France said that Kenseth's actions crossed the line and that was not acceptable on the track. He continued by saying that what he is not going to do is take the NASCAR style and parlay it into an event. Reportedly, France was implying that one driver or another thinks the way to get revenge on somebody for something is take matters into their own hands.

NASCAR members also agreed with France's sentiments and said they will not be accepting the incident. According to Beyond the Flag, players said that the way to get revenge on drivers is to race them hard. Furthermore, France said that he did not agree to using the incident to promote a NASCAR race. 

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