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Matt Kenseth has rarely been more pleased in victory than he was Saturday night at Darlington Raceway. Maybe that's because of what he overcame to achieve the win. Kenseth has long been one of NASCAR's stars, a past champion with two Daytona 500 titles. But the 41-year-old racer has found a new gear in his first season at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth passed JGR teammate Kyle...

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I think you can safely say the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Generation-6 car tamed the track Saturday night at Darlington Raceway. Obviously, you have to put Matt Kenseth in that same category, as well. For any driver, winning the Southern 500 is huge. Kenseth was so excited and said it was on his racing bucket list to accomplish. Once again, we saw him excited and energized. Every win...

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Kurt Busch Finishes 14th in Darlington; Sets Team Record for Laps Led in Race

After starting on the pole and leading a race total of 69 laps, Kurt Busch slipped to a 14th-place finish in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.  The finish lifted Busch two spots in the driver points standings from 20th to 18th and his 69 laps led is a team record for most laps led in a race.  Busch has now led a total of 108 laps in 11 races...

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