Matt Kenseth joined his three Joe Gibbs Racing teammates with a victory this season. Kenseth held off a hard charging Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. It was the 37th win of his career and one of the most exciting finishes at Dover in recent memory. The race featured not only an exciting finish but a near record 18 car crash that forced a red flag. Here’s how it all went down Sunday at Dover.
Under clear blue skies, Kevin Harvick, having won the pole thanks to rain, and his practice speed on Friday, led the field to the green on the high side Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second. Harvick got a huge jump on the lead, Carl Edwards followed into second, Earnhardt was third, Denny Hamlin was fourth, Kyle Busch fifth.
Martin Truex Jr. took over fifth on lap 10, as the top four were single file in front of him.