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Cut Tire Ruins Night in Darlington

May 20, 2020 Darlington (S.C.) Raceway Distance: 310 miles

Start: 11th | Finish: 30th

Points: 9 | Standings: 33rd

Details of the Day

  • Tonight’s race was delayed more than an hour due to inclement weather

  • Kenseth was involved in an incident on Lap 107 trying to avoid contact with another car

  • A tire rub on Lap 178 caused a spin for the No. 42 and forced an unscheduled stop and extended repairs for a tire rub

  • The scheduled length of tonight’s race was 65 laps shorter than Sunday’s race

  • Tonight’s race was shortened because of rain when it was red flagged 20 laps short of the scheduled distance of 228 laps

  • The caution flag was shown 11 times for a total of 54 laps

  • The lead changed 17 times among 13 drivers

Matt Kenseth, No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

“We had an up and down day. It ended on a down note unfortunately. We had some good runs and some bad runs. I made a couple mistakes. We had a good run going when I scraped the wall a little bit off of turn two; we ran another 10 laps or so, not thinking we really had any damage. After pitting for new tires, I got a tire rub and cut a right rear tire down. That got us a couple of laps down and pretty much ended our night. Obviously, a disappointing finish today but I feel like we learned a lot over the last five days and I'm ready to go give it another shot at Charlotte”


NCS teams will head to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 24. FOX, PRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 6 p.m. EDT.


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