Kenseth Wins At Kentucky Speedway
Published on July 1 2013 6:23 am
Last Updated on July 1 2013 6:23 am
Written by Millie Lange
(Sparta, KY) -- Matt Kenseth claimed his Sprint Cup Series-leading fourth win of the season after taking a gamble on his final pit stop in Sunday's rain-delayed Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Kenseth says crew chief Jason Ratcliff gave him a great machine to drive.
The 400-mile event at the 1.5-mile racetrack was scheduled for Saturday night but persistent rain forced postponement until the following afternoon. Kenseth held off challenges from Clint Bowyer and Jamie McMurray on the final restart with 17 laps left. He crossed the finish line 0.7 seconds ahead of McMurray. Bowyer finished third. Jimmie Johnson put on a dominating performance during the race by leading 182 of 267 laps. Johnson ended up finishing ninth. He increased his points lead to 38 over Carl Edwards, who placed 21st.
Quaker State 400 (at Sparta, KY)
1. Matt Kenseth
2. Jamie McMurray
3. Clint Bowyer