The weather conditions definitely worked out in Denny Hamlin’s favor earning him his second win of the season and his first at Kansas Speedway in the STP 400.  This is his 19th victory in his Sprint Cup career.

It was Hamlin with the win, Martin Truex Jr. in second, Jimmy Johnson in third, fourth was Matt Kenseth, and his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle rounded out the top five.


Truex’s Toyota was the dominate car of the day, until the sun broke thru the clouds and Hamlin took the lead on lap 237.  Truex Jr.’s second place finish was enough to move him into second place in the Sprint Cup point standings.  Greg Biffle maintains his first place in point standings 15 points ahead of Truex.

Next week, it’s Saturday night racing with the ‘Richmond 400′ at Richmond International Speedway.  Kyle Busch was the winner of this race in 2011.  The first Cup race at Richmond was won by Lee Patty in 1953.  Richmond is one of the oldest tracks still active with the NASCAR Cup races.

Catch the ‘Richmond 400′  Saturday night April 28 on FOX at 6 p.m. Central.

Point Standings going into then ninth of thirty six races…