Posted October 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Matt Kenseth won for the second time in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in a caution-marred race at repaved Kansas Speedway. The fast new surface and a hard tire contributed to Sunday's race-record 14 cautions, a season high for the Sprint Cup Series. ''You know, everybody has been asking all season long where the cautions have been,'' points leader Brad Keselowski said. ''Well, they flew to Kansas and they've been hanging out here because there was caution after caution.'' Nobody was immune from the problems, either, as at least five title contenders had issues. Jimmie Johnson led 44 laps early, but crashed hard after spinning by himself. He had to stop at least a half-dozen times on pit road for repairs over two caution periods to salvage a ninth-place finish. ''I have never in my 30 years of racing seen anyone perform that kind of surgery and not lose a lap,'' team owner Rick Hendrick said about the No. 48 tea...
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