Kenseth wins at Kansas Speedway

04/21/2013 6:16 PM

04/21/2013 6:17 PM

NASCAR’s Matt Kenseth might have changed teams, but he still owns the newly paved Kansas Speedway.

Kenseth, in his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing, won the Sprint Cup STP 400 on Sunday, six months after he won the first race on the new surface for Roush Fenway Racing, last fall’s Hollywood Casino 400.

Kenseth, who started from the pole, led 110 and 111 of the first laps, took the lead in his Toyota with 50 laps to go and maintained a comfortable cushion over Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson in Chevrolets.

The victory was the second of the season and 26th of his career for Kenseth, who also beat Kahne to the checkered flag at Las Vegas. He became the third straight Sprint Cup winner to win from the pole, following Kyle Busch last week at Texas and Johnson the previous week at Martinsville.

Martin Truex Jr. finished fourth, followed by Clint Bowyer of Emporia. Jamie McMurray of Joplin was seventh, and Carl Edwards was 17th.

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