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Kenseth ready for season debut at Kansas Speedway

It was about a year ago that Matt Kenseth thought he would be spending the year driving a school bus.

He is back to driving something with a little more horsepower.

Kenseth returned to NASCAR's top series on Friday when he climbed into the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, practicing and qualifying for Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway. The former series champion agreed to a deal last month to split time in the car with Trevor Bayne the rest of the year.

"The last few weeks have been fun, just trying to get a little bit caught up and re-acclimated with the system and people and what's changed," Kenseth said Friday morning. "I've been anxious...