Kenseth secures second win of season


Matt Kenseth's second win of the season came at a track very similar to the first, a one-mile speedway located in the Northeast, as he took out the New Hampshire 301.

Kenseth, who won at Dover in May, led the final 31 laps on Sunday to claim victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway following a barrage of late-race cautions which mixed up the field.

Kenseth started 18th but quickly made his way into the top 10 and was chipping away with a strong Toyota Racing Development car, which at one time owned the top-five spots in the 301-mile race.

Tony Stewart finished second, followed by Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick. 

Martin Truex Jr. led 123 laps on the day but a mechanical issue derailed his shot at winning.

With under 40 laps remaining, Truex reported that he had a broken shifter and quickly dropped nine spots on a restart with 33 laps remaining. He finished 16th. 

Filling in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion), Alex Bowman was involved in an accident with 29 laps remaining.

His Hendrick Motorsports team-mate Chase Elliott also had damage with a separate tyre issue. The duo finished 26th and 34th respectively. 

A caution for Kurt Busch's accident allowed for many lap-down drivers to stay out on the track with 21 laps remaining.

It was a risky move but their gamble paid off as just four laps later an accident involving Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman and Carl Edwards reset the field with 11 laps to go.