- February 16, 2009
Rain Courtesy-Matt Kenseth wins Daytona 500
He took the first place in his Ford, leaving behind Kevin Harvick riding in his Chevrolet.
After the rain started pouring, the red flag was waved; the race was officially called off after half an hour later. Kenseth was ahead of others only in the final seven laps earned a hard to expect victory. He said post an hour of the finish, “It’s just awesome, though, I know that.
This is definitely a dream moment, an unbelievable moment. You knew it was down to crunch time, but you’re almost more careful with your moves with the rain coming. You don’t want to make the wrong move and get hung out and finish in the back, either.”
Left behind were Kevin, 2007 winner and ex-Champ Car World Series star A. J. Allmendinger, Clint Bowyer and the disheartened Sadler. He said in a disappointing tone, “On one hand, I’m very happy and on the other, I’m really disappointed.” He added, “I feel like I deserved to win more than anyone. I really wanted to go to victory lane. I just needed to hang on for one more lap to win the 500.”
Kenseth took the lead during the 122nd lap and the officials were compelled to end the race in lap 152 later declaring Kenseth as winner. Good luck to Kenseth!