Matt Kenseth doesn't get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he's got a handful of good years left in him, and can win races and compete for championships.
But, the economics of the sport have made Kenseth a casualty of NASCAR's new youth movement. He doesn't have a job for next year.
So he's going away. But he's not going quietly.
Kenseth won for the first time this season, snapping a 51-race winless streak, to earn one final victory celebration.
"Just got one race left and everybody dreams of going out a winner," a tearful Kenseth said after climbing from his Toyota.
"It's just been quite a journey, and today was a really...