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When Matt Kenseth choose to join Joe Gibbs Racing last year there were bound to be a few changes. One of the most important changes for Kenseth was getting a new crew chief in Jason Ratcliff, another was finding a replacement for longtime spotter Mike Calinoff.
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Matt Kenseth led the most laps in the Daytona 500 -- but a third Harley J. Earl trophy wasn't meant to be in 2013.
After taking command at the point for the fourth time on Sunday afternoon, he led his 86th lap when he fell off the pace and turned over the lead to Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin.
"We're getting ready to blow up," said Kenseth, who initially...
getty images Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. A field of 43 cars will look to claim the victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener. The race is 200 laps, 500 miles around Daytona’s 2.5 mile track.
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The 2012 Daytona 500 winner, Matt Kenseth led a race high 86 laps in the 55th running of the race on Sunday. He was not around to see the finish nor was his teammate Kyle Busch.
Kenseth and Busch both left the 200 lap race with just over 50 laps remaining.
The No. 20 car of Kenseth went to the garage with either a transmission or engine problem. Moments later Busch’s No. 18 car...