BUSCH: Kenseth survives to win Loudon

Matt Kenseth survived a flurry of late race cautions, to take the win in the Busch series race at New Hampshire International Speedway. Kenseth scored his second win of the season in his seventh start. "We had a good car, but it wasn't good...

Matt Kenseth survived a flurry of late race cautions, to take the win in the Busch series race at New Hampshire International Speedway. Kenseth scored his second win of the season in his seventh start.

"We had a good car, but it wasn't good enough to pass everybody," said Kenseth. "The team had to come up with a good pit strategy to get by some of those guys. We made an early stop to get track position and it put us in position where we could get past those last four or five guys."

Kenseth fought off the hard-charging car of Tim Fedewa to earn his 16th career win in the Busch series. Fedewa grabbed second.

"I tried hard to get under him," stated Fedewa. "But I just couldn't get around him."

Jason Leffler, Kasey Kahne and Ron Hornaday complete the top five. Hornaday led 66 laps, which were marred by caution flags. All in all, there were ten yellow flags for 49 laps, two of the incidents involved rookie Kyle Busch.

Busch got tangled with point leader Martin Truex, Jr. on lap 163, but both racers were able to continue competition. On a restart at lap 183, Busch slammed into Jason Keller and both cars spun.

NASCAR subsequently penalized Busch one lap for rough driving.

Truex managed to finished 11th after the contact with Busch, and now leads Busch by 94 points in series standings. Ron Hornaday (-338), Jason Leffler (-384) and David Green (-398) complete the top five.

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