Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
Matt Kenseth proved to be a master of saving fuel in winning at Pocono on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Garry Eller)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Matt Kenseth blew past car after car that were slowing from empty fuel cells on the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and went on to win his second race of the season.
The victory was Kenseth’s second of the season, first at Pocono and allowed him to clinch a berth in the 10-race, 16-driver Chase playoffs.
“Glad to get one here at Pocono,” Kenseth, who also was in fuel trouble in the late going, said.
“I never thought I would ever win at Pocono and never thought I would win a fuel mileage race and we did both today.”
One of the fuel-starved cars which Kenseth passed on the final lap was that of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch, who was going for his fourth straight victory.
Busch had taken the lead shortly before running out of fuel and who, had he not run out of fuel, would have moved into the top 30 in points – something Read the full story »