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NASCAR At Bristol: Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart Crash Racing For The Lead

At lap 333, fans clamoring for the "old Bristol" may have just been granted their wish courtesy of Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart.

The pair were side-by-side for the lead in turns three and four when Kenseth slid up into Stewart. The pair became hooked together, spun off the turn and impacted the inside wall. Kenseth drove away but Stewart's car was left stricken at the bottom of the track. The defending Sprint Cup climbed from his wrecked Chevy, furious, and fired his helmet at Kenseth's car as it passed on pit road.

Helmet tosses are nothing new at Bristol. In 1993, current ESPN analyst and former Sprint Cup champ Dale Jarrett angrily flung his helmet at Bobby Hillin Jr. after being wrecked. Stewart will likely be fined by NASCAR, but it certainly brought some entertainment to a race that has been little more than a wreckfest.

The carnage returned Joey Logano to the lead, where he has been for much of the night, with Marcos Ambrose, Greg BIffle, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson completing the top-five.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.