Nascar: Matt Kenseth snatches third Sprint Cup victory of season in Kansas
Matt Kenseth snatched his third win of the season after edging Martin Truex Jnr at the Hollywood Casino 400 in Kansas.
Last Updated: 22/10/12 12:18am
Kenseth took the checkered flag less than half-a-second ahead of Truex in a race marred by a track-record 14 yellow flags, adding up to 66 laps under caution.
The slick, new surface at the Kansas Speedway claimed a number of casualties, with Jimmie Johnson's bid for a sixth Sprint Cup title taking a huge blow when he spun and crashed on lap 135.
Johnson had led for 44 laps despite being a lap behind when the yellow flags came out after Aric Almirola hit the wall at turn two.
Johnson did manage to salvage a ninth-place finish, one place behind Sprint Cup Series leader Brad Keselowski.
But it was Kenseth who best survived the on-track carnage as he picked up the 24th win of his 468-race career.
Paul Menard claimed third ahead of pole-sitter Kasey Kahne, while Tony Stewart rallied from 33rd place on the grid to snatch a creditable fifth.