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Kenseth 26th on a long night at Charlotte

May 24, 2020

Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, N.C.)

Distance: 600 miles

Start: 4th | Finish: 26th

Points: 11 | Standings: 33rd

Details of the Day

  • Kenseth qualified fourth earlier in the day for the Series first qualifying session since March

  • Kenseth was assessed a speeding penalty on lap 162 for entering pit road too fast during a round of green flag pit stops

  • The No. 42 was involved in a single vehicle incident on lap 276 when Kenseth had a possible tire issue, sending the car into the wall and damaging the right rear

  • The race was red-flagged on lap 50 for a 68-minute rain delay

  • The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 52 laps

  • The lead changed 20 times among 11 drivers

Chad Johnston, Crew Chief, No. 42 McDonald’s McDelivery Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE “The day started-off pretty positive with a really strong qualifying effort from Matt, but unfortunately we didn’t catch many breaks during the race. The car was handling loose to start, and we chased the balance the rest of the night. The speeding penalty midway through Stage two put us a couple laps down and we were working to get back on the lead lap. Then Matt had an issue that resulted in a good bit of damage to the right rear. From there, we did our best to just maintain and get the most out of the race that we could. Not how we hoped our race would go, but we’ll take what we learned today and put it into the race back here in Charlotte on Wednesday.”


NCS teams will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway to race the Alsco Uniforms 500k on Wednesday May 27. FS1, PRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.


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