Matt Kenseth Powers at the End for Victory at New Hampshire
Matt Kenseth made two late race passes for the NASCAR Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The first was getting by Martin Truex, Jr. on lap 258 of the 301 lap race to take the lead for the first time. Then passing Denny Hamlin after a lap 264 caution, where Hamlin stayed out while most of the rest of the field made a pit stop.
Tony Stewart scored the runner-up spot. This was his second straight top-five finish and fourth top-10 result in the past five races. Joey Logano took third. Kevin Harvick and Greg Biffle, finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
The driver I had pegged to win was Kyle Busch. He dominated a third of the race leading 133 laps, but finished eighth. Truex was out front for 123 laps, but problems with the clutch and a broken shifter put him back at 16th.
See where your driver finished. The Sprint Cup series returns to action Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.