Kenseth wins IRWIN Tools Night Race

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Sunday 25th August, 2013 - 2:55pm

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Matt Kenseth celebrates wining the IRWIN Tools Night Race

Matt Kenseth celebrates wining the IRWIN Tools Night Race

Matt Kenseth has won an exciting IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol holding off a determined Kasey Kahne.

The result is Kenseth’s fifth win of the season and 29th win in his Cup career, third at Bristol, but his first since 2006. It was also the third time this season that Kahne has finished second to Kenseth.

There were multiple wrecks on the ‘World Fastest Half Mile’, including championship leader Jimmie Johnson and the biggest involving Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick which brought out the red flag.

Harvick parked in Hamlin’s pit stall after the incident and after Hamlin bumped Harvick’s car out of the way, Harvick came out to talk. Harvick seemed satisfied with Hamlin’s explanation because the drivers shook hands briefly before breaking away.

Carl Edwards suffered an engine failure, while Kurt Busch started on the front row and led the early segment of the race before a wheel issue brought him to the garage and he finished back in 31st.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose avoided all the crashes to bring his Ford home in eighth place to give him his second-straight top-10 finish in the Cup Series.

“That’s two top-10s in two weeks and we’ve got to take that,” said Ambrose.

“We didn’t start off great and we didn’t finish great handling-wise, but we fought hard all night and got some track position at the end that really helped us a lot.

“This is a really aggressive track and you’ve got to be aggressive all night. You’ve got to gnaw on that steering wheel and I just like getting up on the wheel like that.

“These are good nights to really test your mettle and see what kind of man or lady you are out there and get after it.”

 

VIDEO: Big wreck

VIDEO: Race finish

RESULTS: IRWIN Tools Night Race

POS 

Car # 

Driver 

MFG 

Start

Laps 

Laps Led 

Final Status

Points

bonus

1

20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 5 500 149 Running 48 5

2

5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 7 500 0 Running 42 0

3

42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 16 500 0 Running 41 0

4

55 Brian Vickers Toyota 4 500 0 Running 0 0

5

22 Joey Logano Ford 6 500 0 Running 39 0

6

27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 21 500 64 Running 39 1

7

24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 32 500 0 Running 37 0

8

9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 14 500 0 Running 36 0

9

16 Greg Biffle Ford 29 500 0 Running 35 0

10

88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 19 500 32 Running 35 1

11

18 Kyle Busch Toyota 43 500 0 Running 33 0

12

34 David Ragan Ford 17 500 0 Running 32 0

13

31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 41 500 0 Running 31 0

14

15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 24 500 50 Running 31 1

15

43 Aric Almirola Ford 10 499 0 Running 29 0

16

93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 39 499 0 Running 28 0

17

30 David Stremme Toyota 38 498 0 Running 27 0

18

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 27 497 0 Running 26 0

19

1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 20 497 0 Running 25 0

20

14 Mark Martin Chevrolet 11 497 0 Running 24 0

21

39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 8 497 0 Running 23 0

22

7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 36 497 0 Running 22 0

23

40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 33 497 0 Running 0 0

24

36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 34 496 0 Running 20 0

25

38 David Gilliland Ford 25 495 0 Running 19 0

26

10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 22 493 0 Running 18 0

27

32 Ken Schrader Ford 35 491 0 Running 17 0

28

11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 1 487 23 Running 17 1

29

83 David Reutimann Toyota 31 483 0 Running 15 0

30

2 Brad Keselowski Ford 12 478 0 Running 14 0

31

78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 2 476 54 Running 14 1

32

33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 40 475 0 Running 0 0

33

13 Casey Mears Ford 30 467 0 Running 11 0

34

29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 15 449 7 Running 11 1

35

56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 9 446 2 Accident 10 1

36

48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 13 440 0 Running 8 0

37

35 Josh Wise Ford 28 418 0 Running 0 0

38

47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 23 394 0 Running 6 0

39

99 Carl Edwards Ford 3 387 119 Engine 6 1

40

95 Scott Speed Ford 42 223 0 Brakes 4 0

41

98 Michael McDowell Ford 26 175 0 Engine 3 0

42

51 Ryan Truex Chevrolet 18 39 0 Accident 0 0

43

87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 37 1 0 Engine 0 0

 

 STANDINGS

Standing

Driver

Points

Behind

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

DNF

1

Jimmie Johnson 821 Leader 24 4 9 15 1

2

Clint Bowyer 803 -18 24 0 8 13 1

3

Carl Edwards 768 -53 24 1 7 12 1

4

Kevin Harvick 760 -61 24 2 6 12 2

5

Kyle Busch 739 -82 24 3 10 14 3

6

Matt Kenseth 736 -85 24 5 6 12 3

7

Dale Earnhardt Jr 714 -107 24 0 5 13 2

8

Kasey Kahne 701 -120 24 2 8 11 3

9

Greg Biffle 698 -123 24 1 3 10 0

10

Joey Logano 685 -136 24 1 7 13 2

11

Brad Keselowski 681 -140 24 0 7 11 1

12

Kurt Busch 679 -142 24 0 6 11 2

13

Jeff Gordon 674 -147 24 0 5 10 5

14

Martin Truex Jr 663 -158 24 1 5 9 3

15

Ryan Newman 659 -162 24 1 4 10 5

16

Jamie McMurray 647 -174 24 0 1 5 0

17

Paul Menard 638 -183 24 0 1 6 1

18

Aric Almirola 616 -205 24 0 1 5 4

19

Tony Stewart 594 -227 21 1 5 8 0

20

Jeff Burton 592 -229 24 0 2 5 2

21

Juan Pablo Montoya 590 -231 24 0 4 6 0

22

Marcos Ambrose 590 -231 24 0 0 5 2

23

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 582 -239 24 0 0 0 0

24

Casey Mears 503 -318 24 0 0 1 2

25

Denny Hamlin 456 -365 20 0 3 4 5

26

David Ragan 452 -369 24 1 1 1 3

27

Danica Patrick 436 -385 24 0 0 1 4

28

David Gilliland 414 -407 24 0 1 1 5

29

Mark Martin 403 -418 17 0 1 4 1

30

Dave Blaney 365 -456 23 0 0 0 4

31

Bobby Labonte 343 -478 22 0 0 0 4

32

David Stremme 341 -480 23 0 0 0 3

33

David Reutimann 329 -492 24 0 0 0 5

34

Travis Kvapil 319 -502 24 0 0 0 8

35

J.J. Yeley 317 -504 23 0 0 1 7

36

AJ Allmendinger 278 -543 12 0 0 1 2

37

Michael McDowell 118 -703 21 0 0 1 18

38

Timmy Hill 114 -707 11 0 0 0 1

39

Michael Waltrip 102 -719 3 0 2 2 0

40

Scott Speed 98 -723 11 0 0 1 8

41

Ken Schrader 85 -736 7 0 0 0 1

42

Terry Labonte 77 -744 4 0 0 0 1

43

Boris Said 48 -773 2 0 0 0 0

44

Ron Fellows 31 -790 2 0 0 0 0

45

Alex Kennedy 21 -800 3 0 0 0 2

46

Justin Marks 14 -807 1 0 0 0 0

47

Victor Gonzalez Jr 10 -811 2 0 0 0 1

48

Scott Riggs 10 -811 6 0 0 0 6

49

Brian Keselowski 9 -812 2 0 0 0 2

50

Tomy Drissi 8 -813 2 0 0 0 1

51

Jacques Villeneuve 3 -818 1 0 0 0 1

52

Jason Leffler 1 -820 1 0 0 0 1

53

Brian Vickers 0 -821 10 1 2 4 3

54

Regan Smith 0 -821 6 0 0 2 0

55

Austin Dillon 0 -821 8 0 0 0 0

56

Trevor Bayne 0 -821 9 0 0 0 1

57

Max Papis 0 -821 1 0 0 0 0

58

Josh Wise 0 -821 23 0 0 0 7

59

Landon Cassill 0 -821 21 0 0 0 5

60

Owen Kelly 0 -821 1 0 0 0 0

61

Joe Nemechek 0 -821 21 0 0 0 8

62

Tony Raines 0 -821 2 0 0 0 1

63

Brendan Gaughan 0 -821 1 0 0 0 0

64

Sam Hornish Jr 0 -821 1 0 0 0 1

65

Paulie Harraka 0 -821 1 0 0 0 0

66

Elliott Sadler 0 -821 1 0 0 0 1

67

Mike Bliss 0 -821 11 0 0 0 11

68

Morgan Shepherd 0 -821 1 0 0 0 1

69

Johnny Sauter 0 -821 1 0 0 0 1

70

Ryan Truex 0 -821 1 0 0 0 1

 



 

 

 

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