Late-Race Accident Takes Both Penske Fords out of Contention at Kansas


With 30 laps to go, it looked like both of the Team Penske Ford Fusions had a good chance of posting a win in the GoBowling 400Saturday night at Kansas Speedway. Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano occupied two of the top five positions coming out of a late-race caution, as the green flag waved both drivers scrambled for the lead. Keselowski raced down the backstretch three-wide with Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson and as the trio entered the turn Keselowski and Hamlin lost control running Larson into the outside wall. The melee collected Logano and the hopes of a Ford win ended in the wreckage. Logano finished the night in the garage with a DNF, Keselowski was able to scramble back for a 10th place finish.Kyle Bush won his third race of the year, his first ever victory at Kansas Speedway, but remains second four points behind Kevin Harvick in the season standings. Ryan Blaney had another strong run in the Wood Brother’s Ford. Blaney finished fifth, the only other Fusion driver in the top 10, and replaced Roush-Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne in the 16th and final playoff spot.Next week finds the Sprint Cup Series paying a visit to the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware. The AAA Drive for Autism 400 is Sunday afternoon at the Dover International Speedway. The high-banked oval offers non-stop action and an opportunity for the Ford contingent of drivers to post a high finish and a possible trip to victory lane.

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