WATCH: Matt Kenseth Loses Control Takes Out Bubba Wallace While Dodging Ryan Preece

Published 07/24/2020, 8:38 AM EDT


On Thursday, Denny Hamlin seized victory at the Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series. However, there was some drama when Matt Kenseth got into a half-spin and clipped an unsuspecting Bubba Wallace.

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As it turned out, Kenseth was steadily losing fuel, and a startled Ryan Preece came millimeters from hitting him. However, Kenseth spun and poor old Bubba Wallace had nowhere to go.
In the end, only Kenseth lived to race on but finished well down the order. Wallace got the worst of it as he retired with a wrecked suspension while Preece retired after a separate incident.

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Back at the front, Hamlin overtook championship rival, Kevin Harvick, 12 laps from the finish. Once he made the move stick, he simply bolted, and that was the last anyone saw of him
This win means that Hamlin has officially overtaken Harvick for the most Cup Series wins in a single season with five. To further rub it in Harvick’s face, the #4 car started on pole position.
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Matt Kenseth goes around and collects Bubba Wallace. pic.twitter.com/HsMTPC4aBj

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Matt Kenseth and Bubba Wallace were not the only ones with issues

When Stage 2 kicked off, the race turned into a battle for survival, with crashes and plenty of retirements. Victims included Ricky Stenhouse Jr. courtesy of a cockpit fire, Kenseth and Wallace’s clash, and finally, two notable wrecks wiping out a good chunk of drivers.

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The first big one involved Matt DiBenedetto, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, and Jimmie Johnson. Then another wreck took place due to a big hit for Ryan Preece. Luckily, he was able to trudge away from the crash, though the impact was pretty frightening.
As has been the case for several of the previous events, the race went on for 267 laps with no spectators. Now, the next Cup Series race is set to take place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It is safe to say that Matt Kenseth and Bubba Wallace will be seeking redemption there.

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