Matt Kenseth won the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway Saturday after Kenseth grabbed the lead on lap 163 from Brad Keselowski. Kenseth would stretch his lead and begin to pull away from the field. That was until a lap 186 caution when Brad Keselowski spun on the frontstretch after contact with Kyle Busch. Keselowski was coming off turn four in the second position and Busch was third when the two got together. A lot of people felt that Busch intentionally wrecked Keselowski. Keselowski smacked the outside wall and brought out a caution. After the caution Kenseth restarted in the lead with Busch alongside. Kenseth pulled away and sped on to victory. It's Kenseth's 28th career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory and the second of his 2013 season.
Finishing second was Paul Menard who beat Regan Smith to the line for second position. Finishing fourth was Kyle Busch and Justin Allgaier finished in the fifth position. Finishing sixth was Austin Dillon with Parker Kligerman coming home in seventh and Brad Sweet finishing eighth. Finishing ninth was Trevor Bayne and Elliott Sadler finished in the tenth position.
Austin Dillon sat on his 10th career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole to start the Kansas Lottery 300 a race that was filled with cautions. The first caution came out when Hal Martin crashed on lap four. Dillon remained the leader and lead until lap seven when Justin Allgaier got to the lead. Allgaier led until lap 19 when Parker Kligerman go the lead and he was in the lead for a mandatory competition caution on lap 27. The race restarted with Austin Dillon in the lead after taking no tires on a pit stop. Dillon's car became ill handling and he dropped from first to 15th as Regan Smith got to the lead, Smith's lead was cut short when Brian Vickers spun while he was running seventh. Vickers' spin caused the races' third caution of the day. Smith was still leading on the restart and was leading on lap 37 when Vickers spun again causing the races' fourth caution. Vickers would continue but finished 29th.
On lap 42 the race would restart with Smith in the lead and he led until lap 45 when the races' fifth causing flag flew for a spin by Ryan Sieg. Sieg would continue and finish 21st. On the lap 48 restart Smith was still in front when on lap 53 Travis Pastrana spun. Pastrana would continue and finished 14th. When the race restarted on lap 57 Matt Kenseth took the lead from Smith but Smith battled back for the lead on lap 58. Smith led until lap 84 when pit stops began. During the round of pit stops Elliott Sadler spun coming off the pit lane on lap 91 causing the races' seventh caution.
Austin Dillon would be in front after the stops and would pull away on the lap 95. Dillon led on lap 118 when the races' eighth caution flag flew for debris. On the lap 123 restart Regan Smith was still in front but one lap later TJ Bell and Nelson Piquet Jr crashed in turn four bringing out the races' ninth caution. Bell's day was done and he finished 33rd. Piquet would continue and finished 20th.
Smith was still in front on the lap 130 restart and was leading when the races' 10th caution flew on lap 132 when Brian Silas and Ken Butler crashed. Butler hit Silas after Silas spun in turn two. Butler finished 32nd and Silas would continue and finished 23nd.
The race restarted on lap 138 with Regan Smith high and Brad Keselowski on the low lane. On lap 144 the races' 11th caution flew when Chris Buescher spun coming off turn two. Buescher didn't hit anything but Brian Vickers did trying to avoid Buescher's Mustang. Buescher would continue and finish 16th. The leaders would pit with several different strategies going on. Parker Kligerman, who was running third at the time of the caution, would have problems on the left rear tire of his car. He would restart in the seventh position. Two drivers would stay out and they would lead the field to green on lap 150. Those two drivers were Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth. On lap 151 Brad Keselowski got the lead when Trevor Bayne got loose and hit the wall in turn two. Bayne would drop to the ninth position but the race would stay green. On lap 154 Sam Hornish Jr got loose and slammed the wall hard and fell off the pace.
On lap 163 Matt Kenseth got the lead from Keselowski and began to pull away from Keselowski. By lap 180 Kenseth's lead was two seconds. He was in the lead when the races' 12th and final caution of the day flew on lap 186. It was by far the races' most controversial caution. That's when Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski got together. It looked like Busch intentional wrecked Keselowski and the Rochester Hills, Michigan driver thought so as well.
"He just dumped me down the straightaway," Keselowski said in a post race interview with ESPN. "He's got a lot more to lose than I do, I guess that's one positive of not being in the Chase."
Busch claimed his #54 Toyota was tight and he couldn't turn the car and therefore got into Keselowski. Whatever the reason Keselowski was in the outside wall and could not continue. He finished 28th.
The race would restart on lap 195 with Kenseth in the lead and he would pull away to victory for his 28th career victory.
Other notables in the race included Travis Pastrana in 14th, Sam Hornish Jr in 17th and Brian Scott in 18th.
Austin Dillon took the points lead from Sam Hornish Jr as he leads by eight points heading into Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend. Regan Smith is 35 points back in third in the standings with Elliott Sadler 43 points back in fourth. Fifth in the standings is Justin Allgaier who is 65 points back with Brian Vickers 67 points behind in sixth. Seventh in the standings is Brian Scott with Trevor Bayne eighth, Kyle Larson ninth and Parker Kligerman tenth in the standings.
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