Kenseth becomes first driver to four victories this season
About the only thing that could cast a cloud over Matt Kenseth’s fourth victory of the season was the hard hit Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin suffered in Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain.
But Hamlin recovered quickly, and Kenseth had cause to celebrate after the driver of the No. 20 Toyota took advantage of a spin by the race’s dominant car — Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet — after a restart on Lap 247 of 267.
Kenseth, who got the lead by taking no tires during a pit stop on Lap 242, collected the 28th victory of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.