FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - What a difference a year has made for
After going winless last year, Kenseth is perfect so far in the young NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Kenseth is the fourth driver in NASCAR history to follow a victory in the Daytona 500 with a victory the following week. He's the first driver to open the NASCAR season with two victories since Jeff Gordon did it in 1997.
Kenseth took the lead with 38 laps to go and easily won the Auto Club 500 in Southern California. Gordon ran second followed by Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch in the top five.
Three-time reigning champion Jimmie Johnson finished ninth.