Daytona 500

Kenseth holds off Larson for thrilling victory at Dover

Matt Kenseth had eluded the wreckage that turned Dover into a junkyard. He never felt he could escape the pressure that Kyle Larson put on him — the anointed future star racing door-to-door with the former champion.

"He was all over me," Kenseth said. "I think if he would have snuck inside, it would have been over."

Twenty-one years older that Larson, Kenseth used some of his veteran experience to find the high groove on the mile concrete track and surge to victory Sunday in the wreck-filled race at Dover International Speedway.

Kenseth snapped a 17-race winless streak skid with his 37th career victory — and denied Larson his first...