KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth is proving to be unbeatable at Kansas Speedway.
The winner of the last two Sprint Cup races at the track, Kenseth hopped into his Nationwide car and drove it to victory Saturday, taking advantage of a late-race wreck involving Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch to conserve enough fuel for the end.
Kenseth crossed the finish line well ahead of Paul Menard, who got around Regan Smith on the final lap to take second. Busch finished fourth and Justin Allgaier was fifth. Sam Hornish Jr. came in 17th place.
Austin Dillon finished sixth to take over the points lead from Hornish with four races left in the season. Dillon had trouble all afternoon with a blistering left front tire, but that was nothing compared to the mess that Hornish got himself in.
He was among several drivers who slapped into the outside wall, sustaining heavy damage to the right side of his car. Hornish lost a handful of places in the pits late in the race.
Dillon now has an eight-point lead over Hornish in the standings.
"We didn't want to race like that. We had a car we thought we could run up front with," Dillon said. "But a sixth-place finish is great for us. We're the point leader. That's awesome."
Parker Kligerman, Brad Sweet, Trevor Bayne and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top 10 in a race that was filled with cautions. There were 11 in all totaling 50 laps.
Kenseth held on despite worn tires for his second Nationwide victory of the season. He'll try to extend his lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship today.
It was shaping up to be a three-way race between Sprint Cup regulars when Keselowski and Busch, both trying to chase down Kenseth, got together along the front stretch.
Busch claimed that he got tight coming off the final corner and his nose got into the rear corner of Keselowski, backing into the wall. Keselowski jumped out of his car and, rather than hop into the ambulance, jogged over the grass toward pit road. He gestured wildly at the crew of Busch before finally running to the infield care center.
The wreck shook up the ownership race. Keselowski's No. 22 car of Penske Racing had a 28-point lead over Busch's No. 54 car for Joe Gibbs Racing coming into the weekend.