Matt Kenseth Wins STP 400 at Kansas Motor Speedway

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0  Updated at 3:04 am, April 22nd, 2013 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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Jerry Markland/Getty Images(KANSAS) —  Matt Kenseth executed down the final stretch and found himself in victory lane on Sunday.

Kenseth won the STP 400 at Kansas Motor Speedway after holding off Kasey Kahne for the final two laps.

“When it was in front, we knew it was really fast,” Kenseth said after his second straight win at the track. “And if we could get out there first, we’d be tough to beat.”

Points leader Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five.

“Matt’s good. He always has been,” Johnson said. “He impresses me in his ability to lead the team, make adjustments on the car, and his knowledge of the car, but most importantly, inside the car, and finding a little bit more. The guy can do it.”

It was the third straight win from the pole in the Sprint Cup series, which will shift to Richmond next weekend.

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