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Matt Kenseth Keeps Cool on Wild Night at Bristol

Some NASCAR fans have been yearning for all hell to break loose. At such times, a cool head comes in handy, and Matt Kenseth has always excelled at patience and smarts. "I get out of breath just watching him go around here," said Kenseth's crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, in the media conference after the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. "I think that was the first nine-hour race I've ever watched," cracked owner Joe Gibbs. Rain fell beforehand, and the race started late. It had barely started when a downpour pushed the rest of it to nearly 7 p.m. ET. It rained twice more, delaying the ending, and, of course, it rained afterward to aggravate all the dog-tired fans trying to get home. When it rained, it poured, but when it raced, it roar...

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