(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — Matt Kenseth took home the checkered flag at Kansas on Sunday in the sixth stop for the Sprint Cup championship.
The victory marked Kenseth’ second in three races. The newly paved Kansas Speedway featured a record 14 cautions — a season high in the Sprint Cup Series.
“I was thinking, ‘Man, this has to be entertaining for everybody to watch,'” Kenseth said. “There was a lot of wild stuff happening.”
Brad Keselowski finished eighth at Kansas on Sunday to maintain his seven-point lead in the Chase.
“I’m glad to have survived the carnage and brought back a decent car,” Keselowski said. “Whew! Just a tough day.”
Martin Truex Jr. finished in second, followed by Paul Menard, Kasey Kahne, and Tony Stewart.
“An eventful day,” Stewart said. “Our guys led by (crew chief) Steve Addington, they never gave up. That’s how we won a championship last year, by never giving up. We’ve got a little bit of work to do, but we’re gaining on it.”
Jimmie Johnson sits in second in the chase after taking home ninth place. The next stop in the Chase will be at Martinsville Speedway.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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