HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Racing is a team effort and Matt Kenseth bailed out a teammate Saturday night.
Kenseth came back after losing the race lead on an earlier pit road mistake during a tire change to win Saturday night's NASCAR Busch Series Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Kenseth held off Roush Racing teammate to pick-up the victory, which was secured when Jay Sauter spun on the final lap to bring out the caution flag and end the race.
It was Kenseth's third Busch Series win of the season and he now tries to catch Jimmie Johnson in Sunday's NEXTEL Cup Series Ford 400, who he trails by 63 points in the "Chase for the Championship."
"Oh man, I learned some stuff, Jimmie's in big trouble," Kenseth said grinning.
Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin and J.J. Yeley rounded out the top five.
After clinching the championship last month, Kevin Harvick was officially honored for his title following his sixth-place finish in the race.
"To win nine races and run like we have this year is something I will probably never get to be a part of again in the Busch series and, hopefully, someday we can do this in the Cup series," Harvick said. "It's been an incredible year."
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, Todd Kluever and Johnny Sauter completed the first ten finishers.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who will make his NEXTEL Cup Series debut in Sunday's Ford 400 season finale, finished 14th.