KENSETH ENDS DROUGHT AT RAINY BRISTOL
BRISTOL, Tenn.(April 20, 2015) -- On a day when there was typical Bristol weather and typical Bristol chaos, the Food City 500 produced a typical winner.
But "typical" wouldn't be a way to describe the day -- and night -- Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Matt Kenseth won for the fourth time at the track, visiting Victory Lane more than nine hours after the race was scheduled to start. How appropriate. The driver with the driest sense of humor on the circuit won on a day when the term "dry" was the goal and it took a while to reach.
Bristol, with its new April date designed to avoid the cold and possible snow that had haunted many of its spring races, enjoyed a warm spring weekend for once. The wet weather, though, returned Sunday, and NASCAR needed to dance around the raindrops, needed its Air Titan drying system to work to perfection, and needed the wind and the mountains to create enough windows to run 500 laps.
It got all of that. And Kenseth, who started from the pole but led just 47 laps, had everything fall his way, too, to snap a 51-race winless streak. Read Full Article