The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota also had to survive a rash of cautions late to secure the victory
Kevin Harvick clarified his championship status on Sunday—but not the way he had planned
After dominating the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for most of the afternoon, Harvick ran out of fuel while leading on Lap 298 of 300, handing the top spot and the victory to Matt Kenseth, who joined teammate Denny Hamlin as an automatic qualifier for the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Night Riders: Kenseth, Kahne Looking To End 0-fer
Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne waged one of the memorable battles from the 2013 season. For nearly 20 laps, two of NASCAR’s marquee talents ran side-by-side, inches apart, navigating Bristol’s high banks in a thrilling show of expertise and competitive desire.
Kenseth has first two wins in Chase
For the second straight week, in the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Matt Kenseth led Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to the finish line — and for Kenseth, who has struggled at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, that added a dreamlike quality to the victory.