In one of the biggest weekends ever in the history of DeWalt Power Tools as a Winston Cup Series sponsor, Matt Kenseth came away with a season-high fifth victory and one lucky fan earned a Million dollars for his quick handywork with DeWalt tools.

In addition to their on-track successes with the striking yellow and black #17 Ford, DeWalt crowned the "King of the Drill" when Jon Smith from Delaware, Ohio beat the DEWALT Million Dollar Challenge to drill five screws in 6.74 seconds to win the cash.

Throughout the weekend, DEWALT's Million Dollar Challenge Finalists participated in festivities at the trackside Rolling Thunder display. Kenseth and car owner Jack Roush also met with the finalists on Saturday afternoon and wished them luck.

The finals took place on the front stretch of the sun-blessed Phoenix International Raceway prior to the Checker Auto Parts 500 on Sunday afternoon. NASCAR fan Smith won the big money and was presented a check for one million dollars from DEWALT's World Wide President Paul McBride and Matt Kenseth.

Kenseth was pumped up by the time the green flag dropped for the 312-lap race despite starting from the 28th position. He and crew chief Robbie Reiser made major changes to the same car they drove to victory in Richmond earlier in the fall. Even with his row 14 starting slot, Kenseth moved up quickly with a great early-race balance on new tyres with a heavy fuel load.

Caution came out on lap 27, and the team pitted for two tires on lap 28. They went from 21st to 10th on the track and Kenseth again began to move through the field. As the green flag run progressed into the second pit-window, Kenseth and the #17 team tried to eke out their fuel mileage just a little too long in their bid to lead laps early in the race and it almost cost them the victory.

As the only car not to have made a green flag stop and with a comfortable lead over Jeff Gordon, Kenseth ran out of fuel as he was coming into the pits on lap 121. Kenseth coasted down the pit lane, and the team scurried to spray ether in the car to restart it. He went back out onto the track in 24th place.

The DEWALT team caught a break when a caution flag flew on lap 133. Matt had raced his way to the 16th position and the team opted to pit for two tires advancing them to 11th.

The entire day the car handled to Kenseth's liking. Only minor adjustments were made as he picked off positions one by one. The turning point of the race came on lap 259 when the team pitted for the final time for two tires, the shorter pit stop allowing Kenseth to rejoin the track in first after coming in third.

Kenseth had the lead with 46 laps to go in the 312-lap event, and never looked back.

Kenseth gave DEWALT their fifth win of the season by a final margin of two seconds over Rusty Wallace. In clear air at the head of the re-start line, Kenseth was able to deal with all lapped traffic before getting to turn one on the restart lap and pull away as Wallace and eventual third place finisher Jeff Gordon got bogged down.

His win (added to those earlier in the year at Rockingham, Texas, Michigan, Richmond) means he has more than any other driver on the Winston Cup circuit for 2002. Even so Kenseth remains 8th in the point standings going into the final race of the season in Homestead but can mathematically finish as high as third.