Irwin Tools Night Race 2013: Live Results, Updates and Reaction

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 Irwin Tools Night Race 2013: Live Results, Updates and Reaction
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Matt Kenseth was able to hold back Kasey Kahne to get the win at the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol!

While Kahne and Kenseth battled during the last laps of the race, Bristol was exciting throughout. We saw lead drivers run into trouble, and other drivers spin out as tempers started to heat up.

Kurt Busch would be the race leader for the beginning laps, but ran into issues with his car, and was never able to recover.

Next it was Clint Bowyer's turn to lead, and he would get spun by a lapped car. Bowyer would recover, but never managed to lead the race again.

Then Matt Kenseth would lead, and had to go to the back after getting a penalty on pit road for speeding.

Carl Edwards also led the race, but ran into valve issues and was taken out of the race.

As the Chase gets even closer with two races remaining, Bristol definitely left it's mark on the standings, and drivers like Martin Truex Jr, and Brad Keselowski were caught up in a big late race wreck.

As the Laps ran down though, it was clear that Bristol would be a battle between Kenseth and Kahne. Kahne had the better car, but Matt Kenseth was able to hold him off to win the Bristol night race.

Now, with five wins in the regular season, the 20 team is going to be a major competitor for the championship when the Chase starts.

Thanks for sticking with us here on the Bleacher Report for the Irwin Tools Night Race. Make Sure to join us next week as NASCAR heads to Atlanta!

 

Winner: Matt Kenseth

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