Kenseth Finishes Second at Indy


July 5, 2020

Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Speedway, Ind.)

400 miles


Start: 21st | Finish: 2nd Points: 40 | Standings: 28th


Details of the day:

  • Kenseth led 12 laps today, the first time he’s led laps in the 42 car

  • Kenseth earned stage points at the end of segment two, running in the sixth position

  • On the final restart, Kenseth lined up in the second position on the inside of the front row for a green-white-checkered finish (NASCAR overtime)

  • This was Kenseth’s fourth runner up finish at the Brickyard and his 10th career top-5 in this race

  • The start of the race was delayed by just over an hour due to lightning in the area

  • The caution flag was shown nine times for a total of 43 laps

  • The lead changed 11 times among nine drivers

Matt Kenseth, No. 42 McDonald’s McDelivery Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE “It was a great day for the 42 team today. It’s always nice to be up front and be in contention late in the race. Chad did a great job on the box with his calls today. We had a really good strategy and the best tires coming to the end of the race, lining up fourth behind the leader late in the race, but just couldn’t get it done to take the lead. I tried everything to get to the front, but just didn’t have quite enough to get around the No. 4 car. If we had gotten to the lead though, I know we would have been hard to beat. All in all though, a great race for us. It felt good to run up front and was a confidence booster for all of us. Looking forward to getting to Kentucky and carrying that momentum forward.”

Next:

The NASCAR Cup Series will go to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400 on Sunday July 12. Fox Sports 1, the Performance Racing Network and Sirius/XM NASCAR Channel 90 will have coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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