Sunday, February 15, 2009

Matt Kenseth wins biggest race of his carrer, the 51st Daytona 500

Matt Kenseth, the quiet, unassuming former NASCAR champion who had never been in contention at the Daytona 500, cried as he celebrated the biggest victory of his career in Sunday’s rain-shortened running of The Great American Race.
It was an unexpected show of emotion for one of NASCAR’s most underappreciated stars.
Then again, he’d waited a decade for a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl of stock cars. And the failures and frustrations of late had started to wear on the 2003 series champion, who vented to his wife just the day before the 500.

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