Winning two NASCAR races in a row is a terrific accomplishment. Winning the first two races in the start of the season is nearly impossible. But not for Matt Kenseth. He shot off to a blazing start in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, capturing the checkered flag in the 51st running of America’s most prestigious automobile race—the Daytona 500 and the proceeding Auto Club 500 in Fontana, Calif. Wiley X has become the eyewear of choice for some of the top racers in the series and Kenseth runs in that pack. In addition to Kenseth, Wiley X sponsored drivers Kevin Harvick, David Ragan, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards have all posted top 10 finishes during the first two races of the season, including an impressive second place finish by Harvick at the Daytona 500.

“What a great start to the season. On behalf of all Wiley X employees and distributors, I’d like to congratulate Matt Kenseth on his success along with our other sponsored drivers for their outstanding finishes in ‘The Great American Race’ and Auto Club 500,” says Myles Freeman Jr., Wiley X, Inc.’s president of sales. “We’re starting right where we left off last year, placing our shades on winner after winner in NASCAR’s victory lanes. We’re very excited about all of the exposure we’re getting in this sport.” For more information on Wiley X Eyewear’s sponsorship of NASCAR drivers visit them online at

—James J. Spina