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The only times Kenseth was trailing late while on the track were behind Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch when they both were out of sequence on stops and tried to stretch fuel in hopes of catching a caution. Luckily for Kenseth, there were no yellow flags at the wrong time.

Kenseth surged ahead to stay ahead to stay with 13 laps to go when Busch had to make his final stop and give up a 8.2-second lead. Kenseth finished 8.315 seconds ahead of Clint Bowyer and 17 seconds in front of Edwards.

Busch, who led five times for 50 laps, finished 10th.

With 58 laps to go after 58 laps since his last stop, Stewart had nearly a 17-second lead over Kenseth when he made his last stop. But he was penalized for speeding on pit road.

Stewart was running third until running out of fuel on the last lap and coasting across the finish line in 12th, the driver-owner of the No. 14 being the last car on the lead lap.

“You know, it took almost the whole race to crack the top 10, so to be in the position we were in there at the end, I guess is a good thing,” Stewart said. “But when you’re in that position, and you can’t capitalize, it’s pretty frustrating. Speeding on pit road didn’t exactly help the cause, either.”