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The Pit Stop


September 29, 2007 5:49 PM

Kyle wins a close one in Kansas

Matt Kenseth has the poll for the start of the Yellow Transportation 300 in Kansas.

Before the race got underway the Yellow Transportation car driven by Johnny Sauter was in the pits for an engine that was not sounding right after going through one pace lap.

During the first half of the race it went mainly caution free.  One Debris caution came out on lap 32.  Mike Wallace spun out around lap 88 and then after the green flag dropped the caution quickly came out again for the cars of Jason Leffler and Brad Keselowski.  Also getting winding up with a cut tire in a separate incident was points lead Carl Edwards.  Over the radio Carl Edwards was not happy about Matt Kenseth who helped caused his tire to blow up. Mainly having the lead of the race in the first 100 laps was Greg Biffle and Jeff Burton.

Kevin Conway with 95 to go, Kelly Bires with 89 to go both brought out caution for crashes.  With 75 laps to go Marcos Ambrose and his engine blew up.  Around the same time Carl Edwards comes into the pits with problems and goes behind the wall for repairs.

With 64 laps to go Brad Keselowski brought out another caution for hitting the wall.

With 50 laps to go Matt Kenseth is the leader with Clint Bowyer in second. A couple laps goes by and Carl Edwards who was back out on the racetrack all by himself smashes really hard into the wall.  This led to a lengthy cleanup.  Most of the cars on the lead lap come in for tires and fuel. This left Matt Kenseth in the lead of the race with Clint Bowyer in second.

The green flag drops with 37 laps to go.  With 30 laps to go it was a battle between Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch for the lead of the race.  With 24 laps to go Brad Keselelowsi brings out his third caution of the day.  Over radio he says he thinks he blew a tire.  “Good car,” said Brad.  He also complained about Jason Leffler rubbing him.

With 18 laps to go the green flag drops. It around one lap and Kyle Busch finally got the lead from Matt Kenseth and then Bryan Clausen spins out and brings out the record tying tenth caution.

With seven laps to go Matt Kenseth started to pull up close to Kyle Busch.  With four laps to go Matt was able to get it side by side, but lapped traffic did not help Matt.  At the final turn Matt Kenseth went low, Kyle with more speed off the corner was able to pull ahead for win of the race.

Kyle Busch in victory lane thanked all his sponsors and his team.

“Really good on long runs,” said Matt Kenseth.  He also said he was a little loose.  On Carl Edwards he said he did not know what happened and the he does not know what Carl Edwards is mad about.

In points the race tightens down to 696 points for David Reuitmann and 818 points for Kevin Harvick.

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