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Denny Hamlin took his second victory of the 2012 season in this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, ahead of longtime race leader Martin Truex Jr.
Denny Hamlin won the STP 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon, his 19th victory in 231 starts in the series and his second win in 2012.

Martin Truex Jr. came second after leading a total of 173 of the 267 race laps, which puts him 15pts behind Greg Biffle in the Sprint Cup championship points standings. Polesitter AJ Allmendinger finished in 32nd place after a throttle housing problem left him ten laps off the lead.

It's the 199th win for the #11 car in the series, with previous drivers making it to victory lane including Cale Yarborough, Ned Jarrett, Darrell Waltrip, Bill Elliott - and a win apiece for Indy 500 champions AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti and Parnelli Jones.

The race saw just three caution periods for a total of 18 laps, comprised of two debris cautions and a yellow for a spin by Clint Bowyer in turn 4 on lap 53. The number of lead changes (14) and total number of leaders (nine) were also record lows for the venue. Conversely the average speed of the race was 144.126 mph, which is a new high speed record at Kansas

Within hours of the departure of the crowds and the Sprint Cup cars, bulldozers moved in to begin the massive repaving project on the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval that will add new variable banking to the circuit for future events. Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski led the heavy machinery out to begin work - in a military tank, going some 110mph slower than his usual mode of transport here.

Race results

1. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 267 laps 2:48:50s (47/4 pts)
2. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 267 laps + 0.700s (44/2 pts)
3. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 267 laps + 3.324s (42/1 pts)
4. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 267 laps + 8.017s (41/1 pts)
5. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 267 laps + 14.317s (39/0 pts)
6. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 267 laps + 14.498s (38/0 pts)
7. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 267 laps + 18.621s (37/0 pts)
8. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 267 laps + 21.953s (36/0 pts)
9. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 267 laps + 24.049s (36/1 pts)
10. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 267 laps + 24.433s (34/0 pts)
11. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 267 laps + 27.615s (34/1 pts)
12. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 267 laps + 28.404s (33/1 pts)
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 267 laps + 30.714s (31/0 pts)
14. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (30/0 pts)
15. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 266 laps + 1 lap (29/0 pts)
16. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (28/0 pts)
17. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (27/0 pts)
18. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (26/0 pts)
19. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 266 laps + 1 lap (0pts)
20. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 265 laps + 2 laps (24/0 pts)
21. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 264 laps + 3 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 264 laps + 3 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 264 laps + 3 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 263 laps + 4 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 263 laps + 4 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #13 Casey Mears Ford 263 laps + 4 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #38 David Gilliland Ford 263 laps + 4 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #32 Reed Sorenson Ford 263 laps + 4 laps (0pts)
29. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 262 laps + 5 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #34 David Ragan Ford 262 laps + 5 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 261 laps + 6 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 257 laps + 10 laps (13/1 pts)
33. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 255 laps Engine (11/0 pts)
34. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 214 laps + 53 laps (10/0 pts)
35. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 132 laps Engine (9/0 pts)
36. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 125 laps Engine (8/0 pts)
37. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 82 laps Vibration (7/0 pts)
38. #30 David Stremme Toyota 80 laps Over Heating (6/0 pts)
39. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 65 laps Rear Gear (5/0 pts)
40. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 58 laps Over Heating (4/0 pts)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 47 laps Vibration (0pts)
42. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 27 laps Brakes (0pts)
43. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 18 laps Rear Gear (1/0 pts)

* Denotes Rookie

Sprint Cup championship standings

1. (--) Greg Biffle 312pts
2. (+2) Martin Truex Jr. 297pts (-15pts)
3. (-1) Matt Kenseth 295pts (-17pts)
4. (-1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 291pts (-21pts)
5. (+1) Denny Hamlin 289pts (-23pts)
6. (-1) Kevin Harvick 287pts (-25pts)
7. (+1) Jimmie Johnson 275pts (-37pts)
8. (-1) Tony Stewart 265pts (-47pts)
9. (+2) Carl Edwards 251pts (-61pts)
10. (-1) Ryan Newman 249pts (-63pts)
11. (-1) Clint Bowyer 227pts (-85pts)
12. (+1) Joey Logano 221pts (-91pts)
13. (+1) Kyle Busch 218pts (-94pts)
14. (-2) Paul Menard 218pts (-94pts)
15. (--) Brad Keselowski 217pts (-95pts)
16. (+2) Juan Montoya 207pts (-105pts)
17. (-1) Jeff Burton 201pts (-111pts)
18. (-1) Jeff Gordon 200pts (-112pts)
19. (+4) Jamie McMurray 190pts (-122pts)
20. (+2) Aric Almirola 187pts (-125pts)
21. (+3) Marcos Ambrose 187pts (-125pts)
22. (-1) Regan Smith 187pts (-125pts)
23. (-4) AJ Allmendinger 185pts (-127pts)
24. (-4) Mark Martin 181pts (-131pts)
25. (+1) Kurt Busch 174pts (-138pts)
26. (+1) Kasey Kahne 166pts (-146pts)
27. (-2) Bobby Labonte 161pts (-151pts)
28. (--) Casey Mears 137pts (-175pts)
29. (+1) David Gilliland 126pts (-186pts)
30. (-1) David Ragan 123pts (-189pts)
31. (--) David Reutimann 121pts (-191pts)
32. (--) Dave Blaney 111pts (-201pts)
33. (+1) Travis Kvapil 104pts (-208pts)
34. (-1) Landon Cassill 101pts (-211pts)
35. (+2) J.J. Yeley 73pts (-239pts)
36. (--) David Stremme 69pts (-243pts)
37. (-2) Brian Vickers 66pts (-246pts)
38. (+1) Michael McDowell 51pts (-261pts)
39. (-1) Brendan Gaughan 50pts (-262pts)
40. (--) Ken Schrader 47pts (-265pts)
41. (--) Tony Raines 35pts (-277pts)
42. (+1) Josh Wise* 31pts (-281pts)
43. (-1) Terry Labonte 27pts (-285pts)
44. (--) Hermie Sadler 13pts (-299pts)
45. (--) Scott Riggs 13pts (-299pts)
46. (--) Robby Gordon 6pts (-306pts)
47. (--) Scott Speed 1pts (-311pts)

* Denotes Rookie
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