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Tony Stewart returns to Nascar, finishes 41st in Atlanta

8 months ago August 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 Sunday, August 31 2014 Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:06:25 PM CDT in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

Kahne's first win of the season earned him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint cup. Kenseth also qualified for the Chase on points.

Denny Hamlin was third, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Danica Patrick.

Meanwhile, Tony Stewart's much-anticipated return to racing ended a little more than halfway through the race.

Stewart hit the wall for the second time after his right front tire blew out on Lap 172, ending his night with a 41st-place finish.

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