Cambridge, Wisconsin native Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag yesterday at the Kansas Speedway. He won the race off pit road after taking two tires under caution, and a No. 20 Toyota that had been strong all day slowly pulled away. Kasey Kahne trimmed into the lead once he moved into second, but Kenseth managed to block every move he tried to make.
Kahne pulled alongside Kenseth entering Turn 4 entering the final lap, but the Wisconsin native pulled back ahead along the front stretch and then cruised to the win at Kansas Speedway.
Kahne, trying for his first win at Kansas, took advantage of some lapped cars to pull within a car-length with about seven laps left, only to slip backward when the traffic thinned out.
He made one last charge with two laps remaining, pulling door-to-door in Turn 4. But he couldn't make the move stick, and Kenseth pulled away over the final lap for the win.
It was the second win for Kenseth early in the 2013 NASCAR schedule. The win bumped him into eighth place in the standings, 59 points behind Jimmy Johnson