Matt Kenseth won the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday. It was a 9-hour marathon thanks to persistent rain but in the end, Kenseth went to victory for the first time in 51 races. The race set a record as late Sunday night Kenseth won after 511 laps, the longest NASCAR race at Bristol ever. Here’s how it all went down on a wild, wet, day and night at Bristol Motor Speedway:
After a 1:15 delay for heavy rain showers and with more rain threatening, Kenseth led from pole and took a half second lead, Kevin Harvick slid into second a lap later with Keselowski and Logano close behind. By lap 4 Harvick had caught Kenseth and was fighting for the lead, a lap later he was able to get by for the point. Kenseth and Keselowski were contesting second by lap 15 as Harvick had stretched his lead out to 1.5 seconds.
The first caution came on lap 19 when Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski got together after Keselowski got loose coming off turn 4, Logano had no place to go and was swept up; both cars who had finished 1-2 last August suffered heavy damage. During the caution the rain began again and the field was red flagged. MORE>>>
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