For Matt Kenseth, the third
time was not the charm.
The 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series champion failed last Sunday to get a record, third consecutive
victory to start the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup but finished seventh to
maintain his championship lead.
Kenseth, who leads five-time
champion Jimmie Johnson by eight points and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle
Busch by 12 markers gets a second shot at a "triple" in Sunday's Hollywood
Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
The Wisconsin veteran is the reigning winner
of Kansas Speedway's fall event and returned
earlier this year to capture the STP 400. He won in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford
in 2013, and in his current No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota this April.
Chase rivals looking for
Kenseth to stumble in the nation's heartland may have a long wait.