Matt Kenseth begins to fall from grace after Talladega

Matt Kenseth finished 20th Sunday at Talladega. (Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth finished 20th Sunday at Talladega. (Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth finished 20th Sunday at Talladega. (Getty Images)

For a time Sunday it looked as though the driver who has more NASCAR Sprint Cup series wins this season than any other would add one more at Talladega Superspeedway.  The defending Talladega race winner led 32 laps on the day and looked to be the car to beat.

In the second half of the 188 lap affair though it began to unravel.  Kenseth’s Toyota began to drop back and suddenly he was on the radio complaining that the car was so loose he felt like he could spin out any moment.

“It was really bizarre,” Kenseth said. MORE>>>

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