Kenseth Gets First Victory Of Season In Soggy Bristol
Matt Kenseth ended a long dry spell on a wet day in Tennessee. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Garry Eller)
Matt Kenseth ended a long dry spell on a set day as survived a series of rain delays, wrecks and extra laps to earn his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013 on Saturday night when he won at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver came when he finished .287 seconds ahead of Hendrick Motorsports Jimmie Johnson at the .533-mile, high-banked track.
The victory was Kenseth’s fourth at Bristol, his most at any track, and the 32nd of his career. Kenseth broke a 51-race winless streak dating to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire in September 2013. The victory all but locks up Kenseth’s spot in this year’s Chase.
“It means a lot,” Kenseth said. “I have a great race team. Last year was tough and not Read the full story »