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Matt Kenseth wins first stage in Richmond after leading first laps of season

Matt Kenseth led the first 100 laps of the Toyota Owners 400 to take the first stage of the race at Richmond International Speedway.

Matt Kenseth led the first 100 laps in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway to earn his first stage win of the season.

The pole-sitter for the race, Kenseth had not led any laps this season entering Sunday.

The top 10 at the end of the stage was Kenseth, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano.

The race has been slowed twice by caution.

The first came out on Lap 6 when rookie Erik Jones lost a right-front tire and his No. 77 Toyota hit the Turn 3 wall, ending his day.

The second caution on Lap 66 saw Ricky Stenhouse Jr. get loose out of Turn 4 and smack the wall. He currently runs in 28th.

During the resulting pit stops, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and Chris Buescher were caught speeding. Busch and Earnhardt had exited the pits in the top 10. They finished Stage 1 in 18th and 21st respectively.

The second stage of the race is 100 laps and the final stage is 200 laps.