A little bit of strategy and a whole lot of late race speed allowed Matt Kenseth to pull away late to win the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Kenseth led the final 32 laps Sunday to win for the second time this season. He joins Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch as two time winners.
"I'm not a big one for kissing guys, but if (engine builder) Doug Yates was here, I'd probably kiss him right now," said Kenseth after the race.
"Golly, I love this place," said Martin. "I always get excited about coming here to race. You know, we had a really fast racecar. Today we finally got a finish."
The 400-mile race was dominated by long stretches of green flag racing. Jimmie Johnson led a race-high 207 laps and finished ninth.
Clint Bowyer was leading the race when the final caution came out for a spin by Juan Pablo Montoya. Johnson, Carl Edwards and Bowyer who lead the most laps of the race all pitted and took 4 tires, Bowyer finished sixth, Edwards seventh. Four of the topfive drivers all took two tires or no tires.
"I knew we were outnumbered when we came off pit road and saw so many guys up on two," Johnson said after the race. “The numbers just don’t work in your favor especially at this track.”
Edwards added to his points lead, while Bowyer moves up one spot to 8th.