Kenseth grabs another win in Busch Series race

McClatchy News Service s

FORT WORTH, Texas — The O’Reilly 300 turned into the best of Matt Kenseth, a greatest non-hits collection.

The skill set that makes Kenseth one of the best drivers in the world was displayed Saturday throughout the Busch Series race. He took the lead with eight laps remaining and held off Denny Hamlin by 0.128 seconds, the closest Busch finish at Texas Motor Speedway.

Along the way, he survived a harrowing early spin, positioned himself to get the lucky dog lap and won a side-by-side duel with points leader Carl Edwards in front of an estimated 98,000 fans on a cold, blustery day.

Even Edwards, who saw his points lead balloon to 403 points over runner-up Dave Blaney, could appreciate what he saw from Kenseth’s No. 17 Arby’s Ford.


"Matt’s an unbelievable guy and obviously a great driver. That was just fun," said Edwards, who was watching the duel between Kenseth and Hamlin the final five laps. "I got to watch these guys have one heck of a battle."

It was Kenseth’s 23rd career Busch win, his second this season and his second in 12 starts at TMS.

What To Read Next
Caitlin and Jason Keck’s two-year term on the American Farm Bureau Federation committee begins next month.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met on Jan. 5, 2023, to consider the application for Summit Carbon Solutions.
Qualified Minnesota farmers will receive dollar-for-dollar matching money to purchase farmland.