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Matt Kenseth wins Quaker State 400

Matt Kenseth wins Quaker State 400

Matt Kenseth took advantage of a bad restart by Jimmie Johnson to win Sunday's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

In a caution-filled race that was delayed for a day because of bad weather, Kenseth won for the fourth time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season.

The big break came on Lap 246 when Johnson, who had led 182 laps at that point, spun on a restart and had to make a nice save to avoid damage.

Johnson recovered to finish ninth. Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five behind Kenseth.


 Johnson wasn't the only driver who experienced difficulties. Brad Keselowski's title hopes took a hit when Kurt Busch nudged him from behind on Lap 48 causing the No. 2 to swerve up the track and get involved in a four-car wreck with Greg Biffle, Travis Kvapil and Dave Blaney.


 Plus, Denny Hamlin's bad luck continued when he smacked the wall on Lap 148.


The race included a competition caution at Lap 30 after Saturday night's rainy conditions caused the postponement of the race.

 

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