Kenseth moves to third; 7 points out with five to go in 2011 Chase
Roush Fenway moves NASCAR win count to 298
CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Kenseth put an emphatic exclamation point on a dominate Roush Fenway weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with a commanding victory in his No. 17 Fluidmaster Ford in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race. Three different Roush Fenway Ford Fusions led on the evening, with Carl Edwards finishing third in the race. David Ragan and Greg Biffle (led 68 laps) both overcame late accidents to finish 11th and 15th respectively after strong runs.
With the performance, Edwards extends his Sprint Cup Series points’ lead to five markers, while Kenseth, who led 46 laps in the race, moves up two spots to third in the standings; seven points out of first place at the half-way point of the Chase.
The win is Kenseth’s third Sprint Cup victory of the 2011 season and Roush Fenway’s fifth Sprint Cup win this season. Roush Fenway has now won 16 NASCAR races this season, with Kenseth and Edwards sweeping the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races this weekend at Charlotte. Kenseth now boasts 21-career Sprint Cup victories.
The win also marked Roush Fenway’s 298th overall NASCAR win and its 20th NASCAR victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Roush Fenway has now won eight times in Sprint Cup action at Charlotte. It was the first Sprint Cup win for Jack Roush at CMS since 2002.
Roush Fenway and the Sprint Cup Series return to action next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway (Ala.), where the team has won three times in Sprint Cup action; most recently in 2009.
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