Keselowski wins as Kenseth extends Chase lead

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Sunday 13th October, 2013 - 2:35pm

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Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski drove to victory lane for the first time this season as Matt Kenseth marginally extended his lead atop the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Keselowski was thereabouts after a late race caution, gradually picking off those in front of him to advance from sixth to second before eventually passing Kahne for the lead.

Remarkably, the Penske Racing driver had earlier driven away from pit road with a jack still hanging from beneath the Ford Fusion, which he returned after completing a lap at the bottom of the circuit.

Kahne led a race-high 138 of 334 laps, but had to contend with second after taking only two tyres to Keselowski’s four to move to the lead when the yellows were withdrawn for the final time.

Kenseth was able to ease his Chase lead by a further point over Jimmie Johnson, who plummeted from third to seventh at the restart despite taking new rubber on all four corners of car #48.

The five-time champion was ultimately fourth, one place behind Kenseth.

Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch continue to fill third through fifth in the Chase, respectively, after the former two followed the latter home in fifth.

See below for full results

1 Brad Keselowski Ford 334 3:09:53
2 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 334 1.022
3 Matt Kenseth Toyota 334 21:50:07
4 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 334 21:50:07
5 Kyle Busch Toyota 334 21:50:07
6 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 334 21:50:07
7 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 334 21:50:07
8 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 334 21:50:07
9 Denny Hamlin Toyota 334 21:50:07
10 Carl Edwards Ford 334 21:50:07
11 Clint Bowyer Toyota 334 21:50:07
12 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 334 21:50:07
13 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 334 21:50:07
14 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 333 1 Lap
15 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 333 1 Lap
16 Greg Biffle Ford 333 1 Lap
17 Marcos Ambrose Ford 333 1 Lap
18 Joey Logano Ford 332 2 Laps
19 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 332 2 Laps
20 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 332 2 Laps
21 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 332 2 Laps
22 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 331 3 Laps
23 Aric Almirola Ford 331 3 Laps
24 Paul Menard Chevrolet 331 3 Laps
25 Brian Vickers Toyota 330 4 Laps
26 David Reutimann Toyota 330 4 Laps
27 Brian Scott Chevrolet 330 4 Laps
28 Bobby Labonte Toyota 329 5 Laps
29 David Gilliland Ford 328 6 Laps
30 David Ragan Ford 328 6 Laps
31 Casey Mears Ford 328 6 Laps
32 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 327 7 Laps
33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 327 7 Laps
34 Cole Whitt Toyota 327 7 Laps
35 Travis Kvapil Toyota 326 8 Laps
36 Timmy Hill Ford 324 10 Laps
37 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 247 Engine
38 Blake Koch Ford 216 Vibration
39 Joe Nemechek Toyota 149 Electrical
40 Michael McDowell Ford 83 Vibration
41 Josh Wise Ford 81 Brakes
42 Mark Martin Chevrolet 80 Engine
43 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 23 Accident

Points standings

1 Matt Kenseth 2225
2 Jimmie Johnson 2221
3 Kevin Harvick 2196
4 Jeff Gordon 2189
5 Kyle Busch 2188
6 Greg Biffle 2167
7 Kurt Busch 2166
8 Clint Bowyer 2162
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2159
10 Carl Edwards 2158
11 Joey Logano 2150
12 Ryan Newman 2147
13 Kasey Kahne 2144
14 Brad Keselowski 874
15 Jamie McMurray 872
16 Martin Truex Jr. 828
17 Paul Menard 825
18 Aric Almirola 796
19 Marcos Ambrose 783
20 Jeff Burton 780
21 Juan Pablo Montoya 772
22 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 772
23 Casey Mears 634
24 Denny Hamlin 608
25 Tony Stewart 594
26 David Ragan 565
27 Mark Martin 554
28 Danica Patrick 554
29 David Gilliland 534
30 Dave Blaney 472
31 Travis Kvapil 429
32 David Reutimann 420
33 A.J. Allmendinger 402
34 J.J. Yeley 401
35 Bobby Labonte 363
36 David Stremme 362
37 Timmy Hill 177
38 Michael McDowell 148
39 Michael Waltrip 102
40 Scott Speed 99
41 Ken Schrader 92
42 Terry Labonte 77
43 Boris Said 48
44 Ron Fellows 31
45 Alex Kennedy 21
46 Justin Marks 14
47 Scott Riggs 11
48 Victor Gonzalez 10
49 Brian Keselowski 9
50 Tomy Drissi 8
51 Jacques Villeneuve 3
52 Jason Leffler 1

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