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Continued: Two races in, Kenseth is in control of NASCAR's Chase

  • Article by: DAN GELSTON , Associated Press
  • Last update: September 23, 2013 - 8:55 AM

Chase drivers filled six of the top 10 spots. Biffle was third and Johnson fourth. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sixth and Carl Edwards ninth. Jamie McMurray was the highest non-Chase finisher in fifth place.

While NASCAR has been smacked with scandal, Ken­seth has quietly gone under the radar doing what he does best: winning races. He has 31 wins in 500 starts.

Johnson, a five-time champion, is 18 points behind Kenseth. Edwards, Biffle and Harvick are all within 39 points of the leader.

Johnson has seven wins at Dover and could use an eighth to stay a contender for a sixth championship.

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  • Matt Kenseth walks through the garage area after his qualifying run for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Kenseth qualified on the outside of the front row for Saturday's race, next to Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and pole winner Kyle Busch. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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