NASHVILLE, TENN. (Nov. 2, 2013) -- Ross Kenseth kept his hot-streak rolling with another strong performance in the prestigious All-American 400. Despite starting deep in the field, Kenseth patiently worked his way toward the front and was able to secure a sixth-place finish in the 300-lap main event--his 14th top-10 finish in his past 15 starts.
Driving the No. 25 Blain's Farm & Fleet Toyota, Kenseth started 24th and spent the first third of the race maneuvering his way into the top 10. Once there, he would remain for much of the race. Despite chasing the handling on the No. 25 machine, Kenseth was able to work his way up to second by the midway point in the race. But, a tight-center, loose-off condition made it difficult for Kenseth to stay there.
Kenseth faded to just outside of the top 10 by lap 200, but a final pit stop for tires and a few adjustments returned him to the track heading in the right direction. The adjustments helped Kenseth race his way back inside the top five with 60 laps remaining, which was a good thing considering the accidents that were occurring on the track behind him.
Surviving the late-race cautions, Kenseth, the defending All-American 400 champ, was able to hold on to finish sixth.
The sixth-place finish extended Kenseth remarkable tear over the second half of the season. In the past 15 races, Kenseth has recorded three wins, eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Making his streak even more special, Kenseth has accomplished this while racing in seven different series with six different teams.
Currently, only one race remains on Kenseth's 2013 schedule; the season's biggest event, the Snowball Derby at Five-Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. on Dec. 8.