Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

NASCAR at Phoenix: Matt Kenseth wins, but Brad Keselowski advances to championship

NASCAR at Phoenix: Matt Kenseth wins, but Brad Keselowski advances to championship

Kenseth - who had been passed over by Hendrick Motorsports when two Cup vacancies for next season were filled by younger drivers William Byron and Alex Bowman - cost Elliott and Hendrick a spot in the championship race when he made the pass in the Can-Am 500.

Kyle Larson led the final eight laps to win Stage 1 of the Cup playoff race at Phoenix Raceway.

Hamlin and Chase Elliott were racing for third place in the final 50 laps, as each put the bumper to the other. Keselowski entered the race 19 points ahead of Hamlin and 22 points ahead of Blaney. He will join the three drivers who already had clinched - Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick - in a first-to-the-line championship battle on November 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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The drama comes just two weeks after Hamlin ended Elliott's shot at a first win and a spot in the championship race. Get the app and get the game.

Hamlin erased all of Keselowski's points lead following the second stage. Hamlin also saw his day end early due to a blown tire, which was more unexpected since he led for the majority of the race. The race was dominated by Denny Hamlin, who was unable to finish the race, yet still led 191 of the 275 laps he was on the track for.

Kenseth led 60 laps, the second most of any driver on the day.

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After Lap 235 of 312: A caution from Trevor Bayne's Ford slamming the wall led to Denny Hamlin's first real problem Sunday. Sunday's victory could easily be the last of his career, and next weekend's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway could be his last altogether.

Not long after winning the opening stage, Larson wound up in the garage, retired from the race because of an engine issue.

In addition, Hamlin won the race off pit road and began Stage 2 as the leader. Blaney finished the stage in 13th.

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"I raced him how raced me".

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