Kasey Kahne won a Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time Sunday after Brad Keselowski struggled on the final restart.
Tempers flared after the race. Joey Logano leaned inside the car window of former teammate Denny Hamlin to complain about Hamlin spinning him during the race. At the time, Logano was racing Jeff Gordon for the lead. Logano was pulled away from Hamlin's car by crew members for both drivers.
Keselowski thought he and Kahne might have battled for the victory but never had a chance. Although it appeared Keselowski spun his tires on the restart with 39 laps to go, he said he got run over from behind.
Kyle Busch snagged second from Keselowski, who faded to third. Kurt Busch finished fourth.
Emporia native Clint Bowyer batted from a back of the pack starting position to a fifth place finish. Bowyer extends an impressive short track streak on which he has not finished outside the top 10 since Martinsville in October of 2011. Bowyer also shoots up from ninth to forth in the points standings.
"It was great having the NAPA colors on my car today," said Bowyer. "I just didn't have enough for them on the bottom down there. Needed a little bit of track position. We had a great car and it was a good day -- just wasn't a great day."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun