NASCAR At Kansas Speedway 2012 Results: Denny Hamlin Takes Checkered Flag, Greg Biffle Remains Leader

In the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Greg Biffle picked up his fifth Top 5 finish of the 2012 Sprint Cup Series and gained enough points to retain a comfortable cushion as the overall leader in the chase.

Denny Hamlin won the checkered flag and grabbed his second win of the year, moving him up one spot into the Top 5 in the standings and displacing Kevin Harvick, who finished in sixth place on Sunday. Martin Truex, Jr. finished in second place and led for the most laps in the race. As a result, Truex climbed two spots and now sits fifteen points behind Biffle in second place.

Washington native Kasey Kahne had his second Top-10 finish in as many weeks, crossing the finish line in eighth place and beginning to turn his season around in earnest after a disastrous start. Kahne is now 26th overall in the Sprint Cup standings.

Here are the results from Sunday's NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway:

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Greg Biffle
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Kyle Busch
  11. Brad Keselowski
  12. Juan Pablo Montoya
  13. Tony Stewart
  14. Jamie McMurray
  15. Joey Logano
  16. Marcos Ambrose
  17. Kurt Busch
  18. Paul Menard
  19. Sam Hornish Jr.
  20. Ryan Newman
  21. Jeff Gordon
  22. Jeff Burton
  23. Aric Almirola
  24. Regan Smith
  25. Travis Kvapil
  26. Casey Mears
  27. David Gilliland
  28. Reed Sorenson
  29. David Reutimann
  30. David Ragan
  31. JJ Yeley
  32. AJ Allmendinger
  33. Mark Martin
  34. Landon Cassill
  35. Bobby Labonte
  36. Clint Bowyer
  37. Dave Blaney
  38. David Stremme
  39. Josh Wise
  40. Michael McDowell
  41. Joe Nemechek
  42. Mike Bliss
  43. Scott Riggs

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