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Matt Kenseth wrecks out of Auto Club 400 on late restart

Matt Kenseth hit the inside wall hard after being tapped by Martin Truex Jr. on a late restart in the Auto Club 400.

Matt Kenseth crashed out of the Auto Club 400 on a restart with 16 laps remaining in the race at Auto Club Speedway.

Kenseth had restarted fourth following a caution for an incident involving Gray Gaulding.

Kenseth was in the middle groove exiting Turn 2 when he was tapped from behind by Martin Truex Jr. Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota slammed the inside SAFER barrier, shearing off part of the left front of the car. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver was checked and released from the infield care center.

It is Kenseth’s third DNF in the first five races of the season and his second in as many races. He had four last season

Kenseth dropped five spots to 25th in the point standings.