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The victory was Matt Kenseth’s fifth of the year and it guaranteed the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at least a wild card spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Washington state native, Kasey Kahne, topped the field in the first of two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stops scheduled for the famed Bristol Motor Speedway.
In his second trip to Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 5 Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne scored his first pole at the 2.66-mile restrictor-plate track. That followed a previous best starting position of fifth for Talladega's event this past spring.
In a rain-interrupted race of accumulating tension, Clint Bowyer made it to the finish line 1.198 seconds ahead of Jeff Gordon, who knocked Kyle Busch out of the final wild-card spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the closing laps of Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was Kahne's first at the Magic Mile and the 14th of his career. Kahne is 12th in the standings — and the only driver in positions 11-20 with two victories — with seven races left before the Chase field is set at Richmond.
Kasey Kahne brought home the victory in NASCAR's longest race giving the Enumclaw, Wash. native his first win of the 2012 season and first with Kendrick Motorsports.
Kasey Kahne — who finished seventh in the Sprint Cup Series on Saturday and third in the Nationwide Series on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway — surged to the front in the 155th lap of 200 to notch his fourth win in five starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.