Clint Bowyer picks up snow delayed NASCAR win

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It was the sixth straight Martinsville race in which Busch finished in the top five.

Although D.J. Kennington has been racing nearly his entire life, he's still learning and his latest opportunity came on Monday at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500.

Jimmie Johnson: The all-time active leader in victories at Martinsville needed a strong performance Monday to get his season back on track, and a 15th-place finish is just that.

Due to heavy snowfall on Saturday, Cup Series qualifying was canceled.

Although Kennington has raced on plenty of short tracks in his career he added racing at Martinsville offers its own unique challenges.

Martin Truex Jr., the defending series champion and victor last week in California, was fourth in a Toyota.

When the race finally got underway, the Toyota drivers showed their strength in Stage 1. The fall race had 11, with three in the last 50 laps.

If Stage 1 was all about Denny Hamlin, then Stage 2 was all about Ryan Blaney. His Ford was particularly stout early, as he led 145 laps and won Stage 2. The move to SHR was supposed to turn Bowyer's fortunes around, but his struggles continued through his first year in the No. 14 Ford.

Now in his second year with Stewart-Haas Racing, the 38-year-old Bowyer has experienced something of a resurgence.

Toddler son in his arms, long-coveted checkered flag dangling in front of his chest, Martinsville Speedway crowd cheering his achievement, Clint Bowyer was ready to start the party.

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"It was a good day for us and I'm happy with it (run on Monday)", said Kennington. Upon Bowyer returning to victory lane, he was surrounded by his wife and children. Road courses? There aren't enough of those to make a difference, and Harvick just won at Sonoma a year ago.

While it was a long time coming for the veteran, the win was also well-deserved after a dominant showing on the short track.

After the well-documented Playoff race at Martinsville last October, many were expecting more of the same this spring.

Both races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

NASCAR announced that four cars had one lug nut not secured in post-race inspection: The No. 3 of Austin Dillon, No. 12 of Ryan Blaney, No. 34 of Michael McDowell and No. 42 of Kyle Larson. Cup races here average 13 caution flags.

The final 113 laps Monday were run under green.

After the Easter weekend off, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will head to Texas Motor Speedway.

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