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)