October 21, 2014

Kenseth makes it back to back Chase victories

Matt Kenseth made it back-to-back victories to start the Chase with a convincing victory

Matt Kenseth

Matt Kenseth

at New Hampshire.

Kenseth held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  It’s his series high 7th victory of the season.

Kenseth and Busch made it a 1-2 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing and helped the organization win for the fifth time in the last seven races, dating to Busch’s win at Watkins Glen in August.

Kenseth joins Greg Biffle (2008) and Stewart (2011) as the only drivers to win the first two Chase races.  Steward went on to win the title.

Kenseth now heads to Dover, where he’s a two-time winner.  He led 29 laps there earlier this year before an engine failure ended his day.