Benjamin DQed, Kenseth Wins Winchester 400
WINCHESTER, Ind. – Kyle Benjamin looked like he had made one of the most dramatic last-lap passes in the history of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Winchester 400 Sunday at Winchester Speedway.
Then he went through post-race technical inspection.
Fourteen-year-old Benjamin took the lead from Ross Kenseth less than 100 feet from the checkered flag to seeming win his first Winchester 400 Sunday.
However, all of that changed when the No. 71 entry entered technical inspection. It was then discovered that the RPM limiter on Benjamin’s entry was still set for Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn., and had not been adjusted for Sunday’s race at Winchester.
As a result, ARCA/CRA Super Series officials were forced to disqualify Benjamin and award the victory to Kenseth Sunday night.
Chase Elliott finished second, followed by Johnny VanDoorn, Bubba Pollard and Jay Niewiek. The third-place finish allowed VanDoorn to clinch the series championship.