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NASCAR At Dover Results: Pit Strategy Gives Matt Kenseth FedEx 400 Victory

Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards led over 300 laps combined Sunday at Dover, but it was Matt Kenseth who went to victory lane for the second time in 2011. A two-tire pit call by crew chief Jimmy Fennig put Kenseth second on the race's last restart. He overhauled Mark Martin just after the restart and pulled away for his second Dover victory.

Martin finished second, ahead of Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch, and Brian Vickers. Clint Bowyer - who led at the race's final caution period - edged out Edwards to finish sixth. Martin Truex Jr., Johnson - who led a race-high 207 laps - and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-10.

Edwards - who led 117 laps - maintains his point lead over Johnson. The margin now stands at 22 points.

With his win, Kenseth all-but assured himself of a spot in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. With the final two of 12 positions in the Chase reserved for the drivers outside the top-10 with the most victories, drivers with more than one win appear set to make the 10-race playoff even if they fall outside the top-10 in the standings.

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