Matt Kenseth wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – STP 400 at Kansas Speedway

Starting at the pole position in the STP 400 on Sunday[April 21st, 2013], Matt Kenseth had a clear vision to win the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway and that was shown when he led 163 laps out of 267 total laps. Kenseth in car #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, has got the 2nd season's victory and 26th win in the NASCAR's races. He took a two position jump with an overall 8th position and 252 points in the NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series 2013. Kasey Kahne in car #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has finished the race at 2nd position, who was only .151 seconds behind Kenseth, while he has started the race at 27th position in the race. Kasey is now at overall second position and has actually exchanged the position with Kyle Busch who is now at the overall 7th position. Kasey has took a 5 place jump with an overall 274 points. Jimmie Johnson in car#48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, has finished the race at 3rd position and maintained his overall leadership position at the 2013 NASCAR Series with 311 points. Brad Keselowski who was defending champion of the Kansas Speedway has finished the race at 6th position in car#2 Penske Racing Ford and has took one position jump with an overall 3rd place and 273 points, just 1 point behind Kasey Kahne. On the lap 218, the race big changeover took place, when Keselowski's Ford rear bumper dislodged which resulted the 8th caution. Kenseth after the lap 225 has regained the lead with Kahne on the second position and after couple of laps at 236, Johnson took the third position from Truex and this order is maintained till the final lap of race. Result of 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 400 race at Kansas Speedway Position Driver Car No.[#] Automaker Start Total Laps Laps Led Position Improved(+/-) Earned Points/Bonus 1 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota 1 267 163 2 Running 48/5 2 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 27 267 0 5 Running 42/0 3 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 21 267 9 0 Running 42/1 4 Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota 7 267 46 5 Running 41/1 5 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 10 267 0 -1 Running 39/0 6 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford 33 267 0 1 Running 38/0 7 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 14 267 0 1 Running 37/0 8 Aric Almirola 43 Ford 6 267 0 0 Running 36/0 9 Mark Martin 55 Toyota 8 267 0 2 Running 35/0 10 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet 12 267 0 -1 Running 34/0 11 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford 3 267 26 2 Running 34/1 12 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 17 267 0 -1 Running 32/0 13 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 43 267 0 0 Running 31/0 14 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet 9 267 2 -1 Running 31/1 15 Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet 13 267 0 2 Running 29/0 16 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet 23 267 1 1 Running 29/1 17 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 2 267 19 -1 Running 28/1 18 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 20 267 0 0 Running 26/0 19 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 11 267 0 -1 Running 25/0 20 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 15 267 0 -2 Running 24/0 21 Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 18 266 0 1 Running 23/0 22 Regan Smith 51 Chevrolet 41 266 0 0 Running 0/0 23 David Gilliland 38 Ford 28 266 0 0 Running 21/0 24 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota 34 266 0 2 Running 20/0 25 Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet 25 265 0 1 Running 19/0 26 Josh Wise 35 Ford 36 265 0 0 Running 0/0 27 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 19 264 0 0 Running 17/0 28 David Reutimann 83 Toyota 31 263 0 0 Running 16/0 29 Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet 39 263 0 0 Running 15/0 30 David Ragan 34 Ford 26 262 0 0 Running 14/0 31 Brian Vickers 11 Toyota 16 257 0 0 Running 0/0 32 David Stremme 30 Toyota 38 256 1 1 Running 13/1 33 Timmy Hill 32 Ford 37 242 0 1 Running 11/0 34 Casey Mears 13 Ford 30 216 0 -3 Accident 10/0 35 J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet 40 210 0 -1 Accident 9/0 36 Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota 32 209 0 1 Engine 8/0 37 Sam Hornish Jr 12 Ford 4 181 0 0 Accident 0/0 38 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 5 102 0 -5 Accident 6/0 39 Joey Logano 22 Ford 22 102 0 -6 Accident 5/0 40 Elliott Sadler 81 Toyota 24 85 0 0 Accident 0/0 41 Mike Bliss 19 Toyota 35 65 0 -2 Brakes 0/0 42 Michael McDowell 98 Ford 29 43 0 0 Vibration 2/0 43 Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet 42 36 0 -1 Accident 1/0   Overall Standings of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - after STP 400 at Kansas Speedway Rank Driver Position Improved(+/-) Car No.(#) Earned Points Behind Wins Starts Top 5 Top 10 DNF 1 Hendrick MotorsportsJimmie Johnson 0 48 311 0 2 8 4 6 0 2 Hendrick MotorsportsKasey Kahne 5 5 274 37 1 8 4 5 0 3 Penske RacingBrad Keselowski 1 2 273 38 0 8 4 7 0 4 Roush Fenway RacingGreg Biffle -1 16 264 47 0 8 1 4 0 5 Hendrick MotorsportsDale Earnhardt Jr 1 88 263 48 0 8 3 5 0 6 Roush Fenway RacingCarl Edwards -1 99 262 49 1 8 4 4 0 7 Joe Gibbs RacingKyle Busch -5 18 257 54 2 8 5 5 2 8 Joe Gibbs RacingMatt Kenseth 2 20 252 59 2 8 2 4 2 9 Michael Waltrip RacingClint Bowyer -1 15 247 64 0 8 3 4 1 10 Richard Childress RacingPaul Menard -1 27 240 71 0 8 0 4 0 11 Earnhardt Ganassi RacingJamie McMurray 1 1 227 84 0 8 0 3 0 12 Richard Childress RacingKevin Harvick -1 29 224 87 0 8 0 1 1 13 Richard Petty MotorsportsAric Almirola 0 43 222 89 0 8 0 2 1 14 Michael Waltrip RacingMartin Truex Jr 5 56 204 107 0 8 2 3 0 15 Hendrick MotorsportsJeff Gordon 0 24 202 109 0 8 1 2 2 16 Michael Waltrip RacingMark Martin 2 55 201 110 0 7 1 3 0 17 Stewart-Haas RacingRyan Newman -1 39 200 111 0 8 1 4 2 18 Roush Fenway RacingRicky Stenhouse Jr 2 17 196 115 0 8 0 0 0 19 Richard Petty MotorsportsMarcos Ambrose -2 9 193 118 0 8 0 1 0 20 Penske RacingJoey Logano -6 22 187 124 0 8 2 2 1 21 Stewart-Haas RacingTony Stewart 1 14 181 130 0 8 0 1 0 22 Furniture Row RacingKurt Busch 2 78 180 131 0 8 2 2 1 23 Richard Childress RacingJeff Burton 0 31 178 133 0 8 0 1 1 24 Germain RacingCasey Mears -3 13 169 142 0 8 0 0 1 25 Stewart-Haas RacingDanica Patrick 1 10 154 157 0 8 0 1 1 26 Joe Gibbs RacingDenny Hamlin 145 166 0 5 1 1 1 27 Earnhardt Ganassi RacingJuan Pablo Montoya 0 42 142 169 0 8 0 0 0 28 JTG Daugherty RacingBobby Labonte 2 47 127 184 0 8 0 0 2 29 Tommy Baldwin RacingDave Blaney -1 7 124 187 0 8 0 0 2 30 Tommy Baldwin RacingJ.J. Yeley -1 36 123 188 0 8 0 1 2 31 Front Row MotorsportsDavid Ragan 0 34 121 190 0 8 0 0 2 32 BK RacingDavid Reutimann 0 83 116 195 0 8 0 0 2 33 Front Row MotorsportsDavid Gilliland 0 38 114 197 0 8 0 0 2 34 Swan RacingDavid Stremme 1 30 101 210 0 7 0 0 1 35 BK RacingTravis Kvapil 1 93 93 218 0 8 0 0 3 36 Phoenix RacingAJ Allmendinger 92 219 0 3 0 0 0 37 Circle SportLandon Cassill 0 33 75 236 0 7 0 0 1 38 Phil Parsons RacingMichael McDowell 0 98 44 267 0 7 0 1 6 39 FAS Lane RacingTerry Labonte 37 274 0 2 0 0 0 40 Leavine Family RacingScott Speed 35 276 0 5 0 0 4 41 FAS Lane RacingKen Schrader 29 282 0 3 0 0 1 42 FAS Lane RacingTimmy Hill 1 32 24 287 0 3 0 0 1 43 Michael Waltrip RacingMichael Waltrip 23 288 0 1 0 0 0 44 XXXtreme MotorsportScott Riggs 0 44 6 305 0 3 0 0 3 45 Phoenix RacingRegan Smith 0 51 0 311 0 3 0 1 0 46 Joe Gibbs RacingBrian Vickers 0 11 0 311 0 4 0 2 0 47 Wood Brothers RacingTrevor Bayne 0 311 0 3 0 0 0 48 Richard Childress RacingAustin Dillon 0 311 0 3 0 0 0 49 Front Row MotorsportsJosh Wise 0 35 0 311 0 8 0 0 2 50 NEMCO MotorsportsJoe Nemechek 0 87 0 311 0 7 0 0 1 51 Penske RacingSam Hornish Jr 0 12 0 311 0 1 0 0 1 52 Joe Gibbs RacingElliott Sadler 0 81 0 311 0 1 0 0 1 53 Humphrey Smith RacingMike Bliss -2 19 0 311 0 5 0 0 5 54 Brian Keselowski RacingBrian Keselowski 0 311 0 0 0 0 0 Photos of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race - STP 400 at Kansas Speedway [gallery order="DESC"] Auto News Source : NASCAR, Motorsport