NASCAR & Auto Racing

Kenseth gets caught up in late-race wreck

BRISTOL, Tenn. - After winning the past two Sharpie 500s at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth got a reality check on Saturday night.

He struggled to get his car to turn well in the corners and got caught up in a multicar accident on Lap 452 that sent him to the garage for repairs. He did not return and finished 39th.

“I was kind of in the wrong place at the wrong time, but we put ourselves there,” Kenseth said.

“We didn’t perform well enough to run up front tonight. We’ve got to work on it and, hopefully, we can get it better.

“It was pretty uneventful for a Bristol race because the cars are so easy to drive. Everybody is just out there pushing in the middle (of the corner) and whoever’s car turns the best in the idle is the guy up front. We’ve got to try to get ours like that and see if we can get up there.”