Sunday, February 15, 2015

Matt Kenseth Wins Crash Filled Sprint Unlimited

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the 3rd Annual Sprint Unlimited at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (February 13, 2015 - Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America)
Matt Kenseth wasn’t surprised by how fast his car was at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night.

He also wasn’t surprised that the season-opening Sprint Unlimited turned into a wreckfest.

“It’s what happens every year,” said Kenseth, a two-time Daytona 500 winner who held off Martin Truex Jr. to win the 75-lap exhibition.

“I’ve seen a lot of plate races and more end up like that than don’t.”

Nine different drivers led the wild race, but Kenseth and Truex had the strongest cars at the end, combining to lead 49 of 75 laps. But only 12 cars were running at the finish thanks to four multicar wrecks. (SportingNews)