Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/8/12
Matt Kenseth claimed his spot up front as some 20 cars wrecked behind him to take checkered flag and win in the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sunday. Unofficial race results soon after the last-lap wreck had Jeff Gordon finishing second and Kyle Busch in third. “I didn’t see anything but Kasey Kahne’s rear bumper,” Gordon said of his view just before the end. “I really have no idea how we made it to the white flag.” It was Gordon’s second-straight second-place finish. “That’s like a win,” he said. Kesneth was among the drivers who ran near the front most of the race. Other drivers who were mainstays up front were Jamie McMurray , Greg Biffle , Clint Bowyer and Casey Mears. “It was pretty darn fast,” Kenseth said of his car. “Restrictor plate racing isn’t a lot about the driver.” Stewart was the race leader just before the incident, but in attempting to block, he made contact with Michael Waltrip, and that start
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