Kenseth powers past Busch to capture Darlington
Sun, 12 May 2013 05:24:00 GMT —
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth is quickly showing how well he fits in at Joe Gibbs Racing.
Kenseth passed JGR teammate Kyle Busch 13 laps from the end to win the Bojangles Southern 500 on Saturday night, his third victory in his debut season after a successful stint with Roush Fenway Racing.
Kenseth's victory came without crew chief Jason Ratcliff, who was suspended for the No. 20 Toyota having an illegal part in a win at Kansas.
Denny Hamlin completed his first full race since suffering a compression fracture in a vertebra in his lower back on March 24 and finished right behind Kenseth. Jeff Gordon finished third in his 700th straight career start. Points leader Jimmie Johnson was fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth.