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Cup: Kansas - Race results

Matt Kenseth survived an accident-packed NASCAR Sprint Cup outing at the new-look Kanas Speedway, pipping Martin Truex Jr. to the finish line by just under half a second.
Matt Kenseth survived a crash-packed Hollywood Casino 400 at the newly-paved and reconfigured Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The 1.5-mile tri-oval circuit that proved a tricky proposition for the entire field to get to grips with in race trim: there were a total of 14 cautions meaning that 66 of the 267 laps were under caution, and there were even more incidents that didn't bring out the yellows along the way.

Kenseth's victory is his third of 2012 and his second of the Chase, having previously driven to victory lane at Talladega two weeks ago. It's his 24th win in 468 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts, putting him on the same tally as Busch brothers Kyle and Kurt. It's the first time he's won at Kansas in 14 attempts.

A big save from Brad Keselowski, together with Jimmie Johnson managing to drive back from a mid-race wreck in the wall to a top ten finish, means that the Chase standings remain relatively stable after Kansas. The exception to the rule was Greg Biffle, by far the biggest loser of the week as he tumbles five places to 11th in the standings after crashing out of third place and ending up classified in 27th.

Drivers had received extra practice time on Saturday after Friday's qualifying session. Biffle had topped the first practice of the day with a time of 29.008s (186.156s) while his Roush Fenway team mate Kenseth was fastest in the later session at 29.547s (182.760s), both markedly down on the searing times posted by the entire field in qualifying.

Race results

1. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 267 laps 3hrs 28mins 48secs (48/2 pts)
2. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 267 laps + 0.495s (42/0 pts)
3. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 267 laps + 1.708s (42/1 pts)
4. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 267 laps + 1.990s (41/1 pts)
5. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 267 laps + 5.733s (39/0 pts)
6. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 267 laps + 6.667s (39/1 pts)
7. #88 Regan Smith Chevrolet 267 laps + 7.107s (37/0 pts)
8. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 267 laps + 7.592s (36/0 pts)
9. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 267 laps + 7.960s (36/1 pts)
10. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 267 laps + 10.947s (35/1 pts)
11. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 267 laps + 12.941s (33/0 pts)
12. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 267 laps + 13.553s (32/0 pts)
13. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 267 laps + 15.557s (31/0 pts)
14. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 267 laps + 16.598s (30/0 pts)
15. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 267 laps + 18.037s (29/0 pts)
16. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 267 laps + 18.495s (28/0 pts)
17. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 267 laps + 18.833s (28/1 pts)
18. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 267 laps + 20.320s (26/0 pts)
19. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 267 laps + 22.999s (25/0 pts)
20. #34 David Ragan Ford 267 laps + 24.508s (24/0 pts)
21. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 267 laps + 26.134s (0pts)
22. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 267 laps + 30.940s (22/0 pts)
23. #38 David Gilliland Ford 267 laps + 1 lap (22/1 pts)
24. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 267 laps + 1 lap (21/1 pts)
25. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 265 laps + 2 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 234 laps Accident (0pts)
27. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 227 laps + 40 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 214 laps + 53 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 212 laps Accident (16/1 pts)
30. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 188 laps Accident (14/0 pts)
31. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 181 laps Accident (13/0 pts)
32. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 154 laps Accident (0pts)
33. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 140 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #195 Scott Speed Ford 77 laps Electrical (10/0 pts)
35. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 69 laps Accident (9/0 pts)
36. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 47 laps Vibration (0pts)
37. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29 laps Accident (7/0 pts)
38. #179 Kelly Bires Ford 28 laps Rear Gear (0pts)
39. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 25 laps Brakes (5/0 pts)
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 22 laps Rear Gear (0pts)
41. #191 Reed Sorenson Toyota 18 laps Overheating (0pts)
42. #37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 11 laps Vibration (2/0 pts)
43. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 7 laps Vibration (1/0 pts)

Practice 3 times

1. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.547s (Leader) 182.760 mph
2. #88 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.581s (-0.034) 182.550 mph
3. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.582s (-0.035) 182.543 mph
4. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.588s (-0.041) 182.506 mph
5. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.592s (-0.045) 182.482 mph
6. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.597s (-0.050) 182.451 mph
7. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 29.598s (-0.051) 182.445 mph
8. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.621s (-0.074) 182.303 mph
9. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.643s (-0.096) 182.168 mph
10. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.652s (-0.105) 182.113 mph
11. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.656s (-0.109) 182.088 mph
12. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 29.656s (-0.109) 182.088 mph
13. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.658s (-0.111) 182.076 mph
14. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 29.663s (-0.116) 182.045 mph
15. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.668s (-0.121) 182.014 mph
16. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.716s (-0.169) 181.720 mph
17. #179 Kelly Bires Ford 29.723s (-0.176) 181.678 mph
18. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.731s (-0.184) 181.629 mph
19. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.739s (-0.192) 181.580 mph
20. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.747s (-0.200) 181.531 mph
21. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.747s (-0.200) 181.531 mph
22. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.763s (-0.216) 181.433 mph
23. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 29.765s (-0.218) 181.421 mph
24. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.782s (-0.235) 181.318 mph
25. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.784s (-0.237) 181.305 mph
26. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.790s (-0.243) 181.269 mph
27. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.796s (-0.249) 181.232 mph
28. #195 Scott Speed Ford 29.831s (-0.284) 181.020 mph
29. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.859s (-0.312) 180.850 mph
30. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.864s (-0.317) 180.820 mph
31. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.877s (-0.330) 180.741 mph
32. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.963s (-0.416) 180.222 mph
33. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.972s (-0.425) 180.168 mph
34. #37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 30.003s (-0.456) 179.982 mph
35. #38 David Gilliland Ford 30.039s (-0.492) 179.766 mph
36. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 30.042s (-0.495) 179.748 mph
37. #13 Casey Mears Ford 30.119s (-0.572) 179.289 mph
38. #191 Reed Sorenson Toyota 30.140s (-0.593) 179.164 mph
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.146s (-0.599) 179.128 mph
40. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 30.212s (-0.665) 178.737 mph
41. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 30.215s (-0.668) 178.719 mph
42. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.440s (-0.893) 177.398 mph
43. #98 Michael McDowell Ford

Practice 2 times

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.008s (Leader) 186.156 mph
2. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.055s (-0.047) 185.854 mph
3. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.075s (-0.067) 185.727 mph
4. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.099s (-0.091) 185.573 mph
5. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.131s (-0.123) 185.370 mph
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.149s (-0.141) 185.255 mph
7. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.154s (-0.146) 185.223 mph
8. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.203s (-0.195) 184.913 mph
9. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 29.215s (-0.207) 184.837 mph
10. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 29.226s (-0.218) 184.767 mph
11. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.235s (-0.227) 184.710 mph
12. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.236s (-0.228) 184.704 mph
13. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.259s (-0.251) 184.559 mph
14. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.259s (-0.251) 184.559 mph
15. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.262s (-0.254) 184.540 mph
16. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.317s (-0.309) 184.193 mph
17. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.336s (-0.328) 184.074 mph
18. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.352s (-0.344) 183.974 mph
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.353s (-0.345) 183.968 mph
20. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.360s (-0.352) 183.924 mph
21. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.361s (-0.353) 183.917 mph
22. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.396s (-0.388) 183.699 mph
23. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.401s (-0.393) 183.667 mph
24. #88 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.404s (-0.396) 183.648 mph
25. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.405s (-0.397) 183.642 mph
26. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.427s (-0.419) 183.505 mph
27. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 29.452s (-0.444) 183.349 mph
28. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.481s (-0.473) 183.169 mph
29. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.484s (-0.476) 183.150 mph
30. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.518s (-0.510) 182.939 mph
31. #179 Kelly Bires Ford 29.523s (-0.515) 182.908 mph
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.539s (-0.531) 182.809 mph
33. #195 Scott Speed Ford 29.553s (-0.545) 182.723 mph
34. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.565s (-0.557) 182.648 mph
35. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 29.588s (-0.580) 182.506 mph
36. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.608s (-0.600) 182.383 mph
37. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.764s (-0.756) 181.427 mph
38. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.774s (-0.766) 181.366 mph
39. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.896s (-0.888) 180.626 mph
40. #37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 29.945s (-0.937) 180.331 mph
41. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 30.085s (-1.077) 179.491 mph
42. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 30.107s (-1.099) 179.360 mph
43. #191 Reed Sorenson Toyota 30.135s (-1.127) 179.194 mph

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Brad Keselowski 2250pts
2. (--) Jimmie Johnson 2243pts (-7pts)
3. (--) Denny Hamlin 2230pts (-20pts)
4. (--) Clint Bowyer 2225pts (-25pts)
5. (--) Kasey Kahne 2220pts (-30pts)
6. (+1) Martin Truex Jr. 2207pts (-43pts)
7. (+1) Tony Stewart 2203pts (-47pts)
8. (+1) Jeff Gordon 2199pts (-51pts)
9. (+2) Matt Kenseth 2195pts (-55pts)
10. (--) Kevin Harvick 2191pts (-59pts)
11. (-5) Greg Biffle 2188pts (-62pts)
12. (--) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2128pts (-122pts)
13. (--) Kyle Busch 964pts (-1286pts)
14. (+1) Carl Edwards 911pts (-1339pts)
15. (-1) Ryan Newman 903pts (-1347pts)
16. (--) Paul Menard 889pts (-1361pts)
17. (+1) Marcos Ambrose 860pts (-1390pts)
18. (-1) Joey Logano 857pts (-1393pts)
19. (--) Jeff Burton 780pts (-1470pts)
20. (--) Jamie McMurray 770pts (-1480pts)
21. (--) Aric Almirola 734pts (-1516pts)
22. (--) Juan Montoya 728pts (-1522pts)
23. (--) Regan Smith 713pts (-1537pts)
24. (--) Bobby Labonte 678pts (-1572pts)
25. (--) Mark Martin 623pts (-1627pts)
26. (--) Kurt Busch 599pts (-1651pts)
27. (+1) David Ragan 564pts (-1686pts)
28. (-1) David Gilliland 563pts (-1687pts)
29. (--) Travis Kvapil 559pts (-1691pts)
30. (--) Casey Mears 533pts (-1717pts)
31. (--) Landon Cassill 519pts (-1731pts)
32. (--) AJ Allmendinger 429pts (-1821pts)
33. (--) Dave Blaney 373pts (-1877pts)
34. (--) David Reutimann 351pts (-1899pts)
35. (--) David Stremme 216pts (-2034pts)
36. (--) Brian Vickers 213pts (-2037pts)
37. (--) Michael McDowell 167pts (-2083pts)
38. (--) J.J. Yeley 155pts (-2095pts)
39. (--) Josh Wise* 123pts (-2127pts)
40. (--) Ken Schrader 111pts (-2139pts)
41. (--) Stephen Leicht* 107pts (-2143pts)
42. (+2) Scott Speed 103pts (-2147pts)
43. (-1) Michael Waltrip 94pts (-2156pts)
44. (-1) Terry Labonte 94pts (-2156pts)
45. (--) Tony Raines 71pts (-2179pts)
46. (--) Scott Riggs 52pts (-2198pts)
47. (--) Brendan Gaughan 50pts (-2200pts)
48. (--) Boris Said 34pts (-2216pts)
49. (+23) Timmy Hill 22pts (-2228pts)
50. (-1) Bill Elliott 14pts (-2236pts)
51. (-1) Hermie Sadler 13pts (-2237pts)
52. (-1) Mike Olsen 11pts (-2239pts)
53. (-1) Robby Gordon 11pts (-2239pts)
54. (-1) Mike Skinner 10pts (-2240pts)
55. (-1) Tomy Drissi 6pts (-2244pts)
56. (-1) Stacy Compton 5pts (-2245pts)
57. (-1) David Mayhew 4pts (-2246pts)
58. (-1) Kelly Bires 3pts (-2247pts)
59. (-1) Patrick Long 2pts (-2248pts)

* Denotes Rookie
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