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DOVER, Del. - Matt Kenseth led for 29 laps before engine trouble drove him out of yesterday's NASCAR Fed-Ex-400.

The native of Cambridge in southern Wisconsin finished 40th, departing after 159 of the 400 laps. Afterward, Kenseth could not explain why his engine broke down. He said it was not driver-induced, and his engine did not have too many practice miles on it. Kenseth is still at Number-Four in the Sprint Cup season-point standings, dropping just one place after yesterday's debacle.

Paul Menard of Eau Claire was the state's top finisher in 20th. He remains in the Top-10 for the year, falling two spots. Beloit-born Danica Patrick placed 24th and rose one spot for the season to 29th. Travis Kvapil of Janesville was 39th, leaving after 161 laps due to engine trouble. He remains 35th in the season point totals. Tony Stewart ended a 30-race winless streak. Jimmie Johnson remains the season leader in NASCAR's premier series.