Kenseth ends winless streak at Texas

[media-credit name=”Steven Iles” align=”alignright” width=”225″][/media-credit]Matt Kenseth led 169 of the 334 laps and won Saturday nights Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. This was Kenseth’s 19th career win and he also ended a 76-race winless drought.

“Over two years, I didn’t know if I’d get a chance to get here again.” Kenseth said.

“Thanks I haven’t had something like this for a long long time. It has been a long time. I am really happy for Jimmie and all these guys on the Crown Royal Black Ford. I have lost a lot of close ones at this track. It feels good to be able to close it out.” Kenseth said.

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Clint Bowyer finished second, Carl Edwards third, Greg Biffle fourth and Paul Menard finished fifth.

Ailing from his mom’s cooking, Edwards managed to finish third.

“I hate to throw my mom under the bus but she cooked something last night that I don’t think was too good. I think we chose the wrong package too. Bob and I were just talking about it. I feel good because Matt and those guys did a great job. Congrats to them. I have to thank Ford and Scotts and Aflac too. It was a Ford sweep and Matt and those guys were running great. The nice thing is that I know exactly what he was running.” Edwards said.

Kenseth led nine times with an average speed of 149.234 mph and 31 lead changes among 13 drivers.

Unofficial Race Results
Samsung Mobile 500, Texas Motor Speedway
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Pos. No. Driver Pts.
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1 17 Matt Kenseth 48
2 33 Clint Bowyer 43
3 99 Carl Edwards 42
4 16 Greg Biffle 41
5 27 Paul Menard 39
6 9 Marcos Ambrose 39
7 6 David Ragan 38
8 48 Jimmie Johnson 36
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 36
10 22 Kurt Busch 35
11 31 Jeff Burton 33
12 14 Tony Stewart 33
13 42 Juan Montoya 31
14 39 Ryan Newman 30
15 11 Denny Hamlin 29
16 18 Kyle Busch 28
17 21 Trevor Bayne 0
18 2 Brad Keselowski 27
19 43 A.J. Allmendinger 25
20 29 Kevin Harvick 24
21 4 Kasey Kahne 23
22 24 Jeff Gordon 23
23 1 Jamie McMurray 21
24 20 Joey Logano 20
25 47 Bobby Labonte 19
26 13 Casey Mears 18
27 83 Brian Vickers 17
28 9 Landon Cassill 0
29 0 David Reutimann 15
30 36 Dave Blaney 15
31 7 Robby Gordon 14
32 71 Andy Lally * 12
33 32 Ken Schrader 11
34 37 Tony Raines 10
35 56 Martin Truex Jr. 9
36 5 Mark Martin 8
37 78 Regan Smith 7
38 195 David Starr 0
39 87 Joe Nemechek 0
40 66 Michael McDowell 4
41 46 J.J. Yeley 3
42 34 David Gilliland 2
43 60 Mike Skinner 0

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