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Matt Kenseth emerged with victory in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, on the same day he celebrated his 41st birthday.
Matt Kenseth celebrated his birthday on Sunday and he did so with a maiden victory for his new team, Joe Gibbs Racing, after holding off stiff competition from Hendrick Motorsports' Kasey Kahne to clinch the chequered flag in the Kobalt Tools 400.

Only two NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers have ever won on their birthday before: Kenseth's JGR team mate Kyle Busch and the iconic Cale Yarborough, who managed the feat twice in his career. It's Kenseth's 25th victory in 475 Cup starts and his third win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's also the 50th win in the series for a Toyota Camry.

Kasey Kahne led the most laps of the race, with 114 in front out of a total of 267. There were 22 lead changes among eight drivers during the course of the afternoon, with Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski the other major players and Denny Hamlin, Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also taking brief turns up front during pit stop sequences.

There were five cautions during the race, but no major incidents: Ryan Newman and Travis Kvapil blew engines, Bobby Labonte and Macros Ambrose had harmless spins, and there was an early debris caution on lap 64.

In the Sprint Cup championship standings, Jimmie Johnson continues to lead now by 5 points over Brad Keselowski, who finished in third place at Vegas.

Full race report available.

Race results

1. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing 267 laps 2hrs 44mins 16secs
2. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports 267 laps + 0.594s
3. Brad Keselowski Penske Racing 267 laps + 2.887s
4. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 267 laps + 5.828s
5. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing 267 laps + 8.435s
6. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 267 laps + 9.091s
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports 267 laps + 10.901s
8. Martin Truex Jr Michael Waltrip Racing 267 laps + 10.921s
9. Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing 267 laps + 11.125s
10. Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing 267 laps + 12.400s
11. Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing 267 laps + 13.139s
12. Joey Logano Penske Racing 267 laps + 13.468s
13. Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 267 laps + 14.588s
14. Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing 267 laps + 16.476s
15. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing 267 laps + 16.747s
16. Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports 267 laps + 18.386s
17. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing 267 laps + 20.229s
18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing 267 laps + 22.468s
19. Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 267 laps + 28.116s
20. Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing 266 laps + 1 Laps
21. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing 266 laps + 1 Laps
22. Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports 266 laps + 1 Laps
23. Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing 266 laps + 1 Laps
24. Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing 266 laps + 1 Laps
25. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports 266 laps + 1 Laps
26. Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing 266 laps + 1 Laps
27. Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing 265 laps + 2 Lapss
28. David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports 265 laps + 2 Lapss
29. Casey Mears Germain Racing 265 laps + 2 Lapss
30. Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing 263 laps + 4 Lapss
31. David Ragan Front Row Motorsports 263 laps + 4 Lapss
32. David Stremme Swan Racing 261 laps + 6 Lapss
33. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing 261 laps + 6 Lapss
34. David Reutimann BK Racing 261 laps + 6 Lapss
35. Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports 260 laps + 7 Lapss
36. J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing 259 laps + 8 Lapss
37. Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing 258 laps + 9 Lapss
38. Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing 234 laps + 33 Lapss Engine
39. Travis Kvapil BK Racing 217 laps + 50 Lapss Engine
40. Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports 216 laps + 51 Lapss
41. Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing 143 laps + 124 Lapss Transmission
42. Landon Cassill Circle Sport 66 laps + 201 Lapss Vibration
43. Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing 21 laps + 246 Lapss Vibration

Practice 4 times

1. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.665s (Leader) 188.383mph (39 laps)
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.876s (-0.211s) 187.007mph (35 laps)
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.901s (-0.236s) 186.845mph (48 laps)
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.950s (-0.285s) 186.528mph (45 laps)
5. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 29.061s (-0.396s) 185.816mph (50 laps)
6. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.063s (-0.398s) 185.803mph (45 laps)
7. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.066s (-0.401s) 185.784mph (43 laps)
8. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.080s (-0.415s) 185.695mph (35 laps)
9. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.152s (-0.487s) 185.236mph (45 laps)
10. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.159s (-0.494s) 185.192mph (30 laps)
11. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 29.172s (-0.507s) 185.109mph (37 laps)
12. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.234s (-0.569s) 184.716mph (40 laps)
13. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 29.250s (-0.585s) 184.615mph (27 laps)
14. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.250s (-0.585s) 184.615mph (36 laps)
15. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.268s (-0.603s) 184.502mph (30 laps)
16. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.273s (-0.608s) 184.470mph (29 laps)
17. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.282s (-0.617s) 184.414mph (41 laps)
18. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.330s (-0.665s) 184.112mph (28 laps)
19. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 29.336s (-0.671s) 184.074mph (30 laps)
20. #22 Joey Logano Ford 29.370s (-0.705s) 183.861mph (46 laps)
21. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 29.402s (-0.737s) 183.661mph (46 laps)
22. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.419s (-0.754s) 183.555mph (42 laps)
23. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.424s (-0.759s) 183.524mph (22 laps)
24. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.429s (-0.764s) 183.492mph (33 laps)
25. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.481s (-0.816s) 183.169mph (34 laps)
26. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.497s (-0.832s) 183.069mph (44 laps)
27. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 29.520s (-0.855s) 182.927mph (22 laps)
28. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.620s (-0.955s) 182.309mph (25 laps)
29. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.635s (-0.970s) 182.217mph (23 laps)
30. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29.641s (-0.976s) 182.180mph (33 laps)
31. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.655s (-0.990s) 182.094mph (26 laps)
32. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.730s (-1.065s) 181.635mph (19 laps)
33. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.767s (-1.102s) 181.409mph (13 laps)
34. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.862s (-1.197s) 180.832mph (25 laps)
35. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.892s (-1.227s) 180.650mph (27 laps)
36. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 29.951s (-1.286s) 180.294mph (19 laps)
37. #35 Josh Wise Ford 29.955s (-1.290s) 180.270mph (22 laps)
38. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 29.956s (-1.291s) 180.264mph (28 laps)
39. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.969s (-1.304s) 180.186mph (11 laps)
40. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 30.136s (-1.471s) 179.188mph (30 laps)
41. #95 Scott Speed Ford 30.144s (-1.479s) 179.140mph (8 laps)
42. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 30.163s (-1.498s) 179.027mph (8 laps)
43. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.366s (-1.701s) 177.830mph (21 laps)

Practice 3 times

1. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.703s (Leader) 188.134mph (38 laps)
2. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.745s (-0.042s) 187.859mph (32 laps)
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.783s (-0.080s) 187.611mph (29 laps)
4. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.864s (-0.161s) 187.084mph (44 laps)
5. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.866s (-0.163s) 187.071mph (29 laps)
6. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.884s (-0.181s) 186.955mph (46 laps)
7. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.899s (-0.196s) 186.858mph (36 laps)
8. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.903s (-0.200s) 186.832mph (30 laps)
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.911s (-0.208s) 186.780mph (18 laps)
10. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.941s (-0.238s) 186.587mph (35 laps)
11. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.984s (-0.281s) 186.310mph (26 laps)
12. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 29.001s (-0.298s) 186.200mph (28 laps)
13. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.030s (-0.327s) 186.014mph (36 laps)
14. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 29.062s (-0.359s) 185.810mph (36 laps)
15. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.075s (-0.372s) 185.727mph (36 laps)
16. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.081s (-0.378s) 185.688mph (20 laps)
17. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.104s (-0.401s) 185.542mph (31 laps)
18. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.113s (-0.410s) 185.484mph (35 laps)
19. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 29.121s (-0.418s) 185.433mph (25 laps)
20. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 29.127s (-0.424s) 185.395mph (39 laps)
21. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.172s (-0.469s) 185.109mph (34 laps)
22. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29.174s (-0.471s) 185.096mph (27 laps)
23. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.184s (-0.481s) 185.033mph (27 laps)
24. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 29.203s (-0.500s) 184.913mph (29 laps)
25. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.207s (-0.504s) 184.887mph (31 laps)
26. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.268s (-0.565s) 184.502mph (20 laps)
27. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.273s (-0.570s) 184.470mph (23 laps)
28. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.296s (-0.593s) 184.326mph (35 laps)
29. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.312s (-0.609s) 184.225mph (5 laps)
30. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.324s (-0.621s) 184.150mph (25 laps)
31. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.436s (-0.733s) 183.449mph (20 laps)
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.479s (-0.776s) 183.181mph (16 laps)
33. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.520s (-0.817s) 182.927mph (28 laps)
34. #95 Scott Speed Ford 29.567s (-0.864s) 182.636mph (14 laps)
35. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 29.620s (-0.917s) 182.309mph (20 laps)
36. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.624s (-0.921s) 182.285mph (24 laps)
37. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 29.627s (-0.924s) 182.266mph (21 laps)
38. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.636s (-0.933s) 182.211mph (24 laps)
39. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.652s (-0.949s) 182.113mph (12 laps)
40. #35 Josh Wise Ford 29.662s (-0.959s) 182.051mph (24 laps)
41. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.727s (-1.024s) 181.653mph (17 laps)
42. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 29.986s (-1.283s) 180.084mph (15 laps)
43. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.188s (-1.485s) 178.879mph (11 laps)

Earlier practice session times from Thursday are available here.

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Jimmie Johnson 129pts (Leader)
2. (+1) Brad Keselowski 124pts (-5pts)
3. (-1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 119pts (-10pts)
4. (--) Denny Hamlin 102pts (-27pts)
5. (+6) Carl Edwards 98pts (-31pts)
6. (+1) Mark Martin 95pts (-34pts)
7. (+11) Matt Kenseth 93pts (-36pts)
8. (-2) Greg Biffle 93pts (-36pts)
9. (-4) Clint Bowyer 89pts (-40pts)
10. (--) Aric Almirola 88pts (-41pts)
11. (-2) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 87pts (-42pts)
12. (+5) Paul Menard 82pts (-47pts)
13. (-5) Jeff Gordon 79pts (-50pts)
14. (+17) Kasey Kahne 77pts (-52pts)
15. (+6) Joey Logano 76pts (-53pts)
16. (-4) Marcos Ambrose 74pts (-55pts)
17. (+16) Kyle Busch 72pts (-57pts)
18. (+5) Tony Stewart 72pts (-57pts)
19. (+11) Kevin Harvick 68pts (-61pts)
20. (-5) Jeff Burton 66pts (-63pts)
21. (+7) Jamie McMurray 66pts (-63pts)
22. (+12) Martin Truex Jr. 64pts (-65pts)
23. (+1) Juan Pablo Montoya 63pts (-66pts)
24. (-10) Bobby Labonte 63pts (-66pts)
25. (-6) Casey Mears 60pts (-69pts)
26. (-13) Jj Yeley 58pts (-71pts)
27. (-11) David Reutimann 58pts (-71pts)
28. (-3) Dave Blaney 58pts (-71pts)
29. (+3) Kurt Busch 57pts (-72pts)
30. (-8) Danica Patrick # 53pts (-76pts)
31. (-11) Ryan Newman 50pts (-79pts)
32. (-5) Travis Kvapil 40pts (-89pts)
33. (-7) Michael McDowell 36pts (-93pts)
34. (-5) A J Allmendinger 33pts (-96pts)
35. (+5) David Gilliland 29pts (-100pts)
36. (+2) David Ragan 29pts (-100pts)
37. (-2) Scott Speed 28pts (-101pts)
38. (+1) David Stremme 26pts (-103pts)
39. (-3) Michael Waltrip 23pts (-106pts)
40. (-3) Terry Labonte 18pts (-111pts)
41. (+1) Ken Schrader 17pts (-112pts)
42. (-1) Landon Cassill 14pts (-115pts)

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In possibly the last aerial display of its kind because of US government budget cuts, the US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, do battle during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, lead the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, passes Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, to take the lead and win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and team owner Tony Stewart celebrate winning in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with his wife DeLana and son Keelan in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, poses with his team before his last race, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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