Lap by Lap: Kobalt Tools 400 won by Matt KensethBy Ashley McCubbin
Matt Kenseth would give himself a 41st birthday present by winning the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It marks his first win with Joe Gibbs Racing and his 25th career victory.
Lap 1 Brad Keselowski leads
Lap 4 Clint Bowyer goes for the lead, but gets major loose
Lap 12 Kasey Kahne grabs the lead
Lap 18 Clint Bowyer makes an unscheduled pit stop
Lap 26 Kahne leads Keselowski Ky Busch Johnson Harvick Truex Stenhouse Earnhardt Hamlin Kenseth
Lap 36 Kahne Keselowski Ky Busch Johnson Harvick Truex Earnhardt Kenesth Edwards Stenhouse
Lap 38 Greg Biffle comes down pit road.
Lap 44 Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Danica Patrick and Martin Truex Jr. come down pit road with others. Kyle Busch to the lead
Lap 45 Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Trevor Bayne, Aric Almirola, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Paul Menard, Tony Stewart to the pits.
Lap 46 Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson pit. Jamie McMurray to the lead.
Lap 47 Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick pit. Jamie McMurray to the lead while Kyle Busch receives a penalty for being too fast entering section one of pit road.
Lap 48 Jamie McMurray pits. J.J. Yeley and Joey Logano gets a penalty for too fast exiting pit road. Kasey Kahne goes back to the lead.
Lap 51 Kahne Keselowski Harvick Johnson
Lap 59 Kahne leads Keselowski Harvick Johnson Earnhardt Truex Kenseth Edwards Hamlin Stenhouse
Lap 66 Stenhouse passes Hamlin. Caution for debris. Ryan Newman gets the lucky dog. Pit stops. Some take two, some take four, McMurray fuel only. Kahne leads Keselowski Harvick Johnson Earnhardt McMurray Edwards Truex Kenseth and Hamlin off pit road. Greg Biffle gets penalized for an uncontrolled tire. Some people take the wave around to get back on the lead lap/only one lap down
Restart lap 70 Kahne leads ahead of Johnson and Keselowski
Lap 71 Kahne leads Johnson and Keselowski
Lap 74 Kahne lead Johnson Keselowski Harvick Truex Earnhardt Hamlin Edwards Kenseth Martin
Lap 75 Kahne and Johnson side-by-side for the lead. Johnson takes the lead off of turn four.
Lap 77 Johnson leads Kahne Keselowski Harvick Truex Earnhardt Hamlin Edwards Kenseth and Martin. Cassill to the garage with engine trouble.
Lap 80 Johnson leads Kahne Keselowski Harvick Truex Eanhardt Hamlin Edwards Kenseth Ky Busch
Lap 88 Ky Busch passes Kenseth for ninth
lap 105 Hamlin passes Earnhardt for sixth
lap 107 Edwards passes Earnhardt for seventh
lap 109 Johnson leads Kahne Keselowski Harvick Truex Hamlin Edwards Earnhardt Ky Busch Kenseth
lap 112 Keselowski pits with a flat tire. Earnhardt Jr. has also pitted, among others
lap 116 Harvick, Montoya, Kahne, Hamlin, Dillon, Ku Busch, Martin, Truex and Menard pit.
Lap 117 Almirola and Bayne pit
Lap 118 Kenseth, Gordon, Johnson, Ky Busch and Stewart pit. Hamlin was too fast entering section one of pit road.
Lap 119 Stenhouse Jr. and Patrick pit. Johnson back to the lead. Danica Patrick gets a penalty for a tire being outside her pit.
Lap 126 Johnson leads Kahne Keselowski Truex Earnhardt Harvick Kenseth Ky Busch Edwards Martin
Lap 138 Johnson leads Kahne Keselowski Truex Earnhardt Ky Busch……Kahne drives around Johnson for the lead
Lap 139 Kahne leads Johnson Keselowski Truex Earnhardt Ky Busch
Lap 140 Ky Busch passes Earnhardt for fifth
Lap 145 Kahne leads Johnson Keselowski Ky Busch Truex Kenseth Earnhardt Edwards Martin Harvick
Lap 148 Joey Logano makes a green flag pit stop.
Lap 152 Kenseth passes Truex for fifth
Lap 159 Kahne leads Johnson Keselowski Ky Busch Kenseth Earnhardt Truex Edwards Martin Stenhouse
Caution lap 160 Ambrose gets sideways trying to come on pit road. Denny Hamlin gets the lucky dog. Leaders make their way down pit road. Johnson leads Kahne Ky Busch Kenseth Earnhardt Edwards Truex Martin Menard and McMurray off pit road. Keselowski came in third, had left side troubles.
Restart 102 to go Kahne doesn’t get up to speed, Ky Busch makes it three-wide with Johnson and Kahne. Ky Busch to the lead ahead of Johnson and Kahne
99 to go Ky Busch leads Johnson Kahne Earnhardt Kenseth Edwards Truex Martin Menard Almirola
98 to go Stenhouse gets into the wall
96 to go Keselowski and Harvick pass Almirola
95 to go Harvick passes Keselowski for 10th
92 to go Ky Busch leads Kahne Johnson Earnhardt Kenseth Edwards Truex Martin Menard Harvick
Lap 181 Kasey Kahne passes Ky Busch to take back the lead
81 to go Kahne leads Ky Busch Johnson Kenseth Edwards Earnhardt Truex Harvick Martin Keselowski
79 to go Keselowski passes Martin for ninth
73 to go Caution big spin by Bobby Labonte. Tony Stewart got a lucky dog. Most took two tires. Kahne leads Ky Busch Johnson Kenseth Edwards Earnhardt Harvick McMurray Truex Keselowski. Hamlin stayed out, takes over the lead. Keselowski is the first in line with four tires.
Restart 68 to go Kahne grabs the lead off of two ahead of Ky Busch and Hamlin.
67 to go Ky Busch grabs the lead at the line ahead of Kahne and Kenseth
62 to go Ky Busch leads Kahne Johnson Kenseth Hamlin Earnhardt Edwards Harvick Truex McMurray
56 to go Kahne grabs the lead back from Ky Busch
54 to go Kahne leads Ky Busch Johnson Kenseth Hamlin Earnhardt Harvick Edwards Truex Keselowski
49 to go Hamlin pits for two tires
42 to go Caution Travis Kvapil blows up majorly. Joey Logano gets the lucky dog. Leaders pit. Kenseth leads Keselowski Johnson Edwards Earnhardt Kahne Ky Busch Menard Truex and Almirola. Some took two, some took four, some took no tires.
Restart 37 to go leaders don’t get going….Kenseth has the lead down the backstretch ahead of Keselowski and Johnson.
33 to go Kenseth leads Keselowski Johnson Earnhardt Kahne Ky Busch Edwards Truex Martin and Menard……Kahne passes Earnhardt.
Caution 32 to go Ryan Newman goes up in smoke. Leaders stay out, Hamlin pits.
30 laps to go Kenseth Keselowski Johnson Kahne Dale Jr KyBusch Edwards Truex Martin Menard Almirola Stewart Harvick McMurray Stenhouse
Restart 26 to go Keselowski and Kenseth side-by-side into turn one…..Kenseth to the lead off of turn two…….Kahne passes Keselowski for second into turn three
25 to go Kenseth leads Kahne ahead of Ky Busch and Keselowski.
24 to go Kenseth leads Kahne Ky Busch Keselowski Johnson Truex Earnhardt Edwards Menard Stewart
16 to go Edwards passes Earnhardt for seventh; Harvick passes Stewart for 10th
8 to go Keselowski passes Ky Busch for third
6 to go Harvick passes Menard for ninth
4 to go Kenseth still leads, Kahne in toe
Happy Birthday Kenseth!! Kahne. Keselowski. Ky Busch. Edwards. Johnson. Earnhardt. Truex. Harvick.
|Unofficial Race Results|
|Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|7||12||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||37|
|8||11||56||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||36|
|18||7||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #||Ford||27|
|19||25||42||Juan Pablo Montoya||Chevrolet||25|
|33||37||10||Danica Patrick #||Chevrolet||11|