Kenseth dodges a bullet

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 12: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 12:  Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NC – OCTOBER 12: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

For a time during Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it looked as though Matt Kenseth might have a terrible night.

Kenseth came into the night leading the points by just three over Jimmie Johnson. He started 20th and was able to make his way to 10th by lap 84, but a slow pit stop put him back in the field.

“It was a little bit of a struggle this weekend more than we anticipated,” Kenseth said.  “I didn’t get a good lap qualifying, and that was really the start of us being behind tonight.” MORE>>>

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