Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kenseth Captures Second Straight Win at Kansas

Matt Kenseth captures second win of the year (Getty)
Matt Kenseth called it a "dream come true" when he held off Kasey Kahne to win his first Sprint Cup race with Joe Gibbs Racing last month.

He enjoyed a sense of deja vu on Sunday, beating Kahne again to win again for Gibbs.

Kenseth dominated the early part of the STP 400, and then returned to the front when it counted at Kansas Speedway.

Kenseth, who started from the pole, held off Kahne late in the race on a day when JGR saw its three other drivers all wreck, including Kyle Busch.

Kenseth, who led 111 of the first 112 laps, became the third straight driver to win from the pole, following Jimmie Johnson at Martinsville and Busch at Texas.

"This is a dream come true to drive this car," Kenseth said. "This car has been incredibly fast all season. These guys are contenders. I'm glad to be wheeling this thing."

Kahne challenged Kenseth over the closing laps, pulling to his inside with two laps to go, but could not catch him on the final lap. Kenseth and Kahne also finished 1-2 last month at Las Vegas.

It was Kenseth’s second Cup victory since joining Gibbs this season. He had won 24 Cup races during his 13-year career with Roush Fenway Racing.

"I really thought he had me," Kenseth said. "My car started to get loose, and it got really loose with about five to go."

Kahne, however, was fighting the same condition on the fast but treacherous track and couldn't make a move around Kenseth.

"Matt was fast. I did everything I could," Kahne said.

Read More Here......Sporting News

Kansas STP 400 Results

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