Kenseth acted on his three-week grudge against Joey Logano by intentionally wrecking Logano as Logano tried to win for the fourth consecutive time in NASCAR’s playoffs. The act knocked Logano out of a race he had dominated and handed the win to Gordon.
Gordon picked up his first victory of the season – ninth at Martinsville – and first in 39 races.
The four-time NASCAR champion had to earn the win after a caution with seven laps remaining set up one final restart. Gordon held off Jamie McMurray over the final two laps.
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