Matt Kenseth wins wild Firecracker 250 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 05: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #18 GameStop Toyota , celebrates with his crew in victory lane after he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 05:  Matt Kenseth, driver of the #18 GameStop Toyota , celebrates with his crew in victory lane after he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – JULY 05: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #18 GameStop Toyota , celebrates with his crew in victory lane after he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH Fla. -Matt Kenseth led when it mattered, winning a green white checkered flag finish in Friday nights NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250.

For most of the 100 lap race, the only question seemed to be who would win, Sam Hornish or Joey Logano. The Penske tandem seemed unstoppable with Hornish leading the way most of the event.

The first half featured a lot of close pack racing behind the Hornish-Logano duo but stayed green; the first caution coming out on lap 48 for debris. The second caution came after Reed Sorenson’s Chevy blew a motor on lap 71.MORE>>>

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