Jimmie Johnson takes the win at Kansas Speedway

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Under heavy clouds, the Spongebob Squarepants 400 on Kansas Speedway started at 7:30PM ET with Joey Logano on pole position. However Team Penske driver didn’t manage to stay on top and finished the race on fifth, while the winner was Jimmie Johnson who led the race in the final laps.

 

A 267 lap long race began with Joey Logano leading in front of Martin Truex Jr. and Kasey Kahne on second and third and Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick behind them. Jimmie Johnson almost spun on lap six and dropped from seventeenth to twenty sixth. First caution flew on lap 8 when JJ Yaley spun and crashed. Jeb Burton also had issues with his car but he managed to retain control of his car. The race restarted on lap 13 and Harvick overtook Truex Jr. and got to second. Alex Bowman reported issues with his ignition and went to pits, but returned to the race. Competition caution flew on lap 25 and all the leaders went to pits and Joey Logano came out of the pit lane on first and the race resumed with him battling with Kurt Busch who soon managed to get to the first.

 

Kevin Harvick overtook Kurt Busch on lap 50, and led until lap 57 when Truex Jr. took the lead. Scheduled green flag pit stops started around lap 77, and Joey Logano was among the first ones to go to the pits, and as Truex Jr. went to the pits, Brad Keselowski went to first. With Brad in the pits too, the lead went to Matt Kenseth, but Truex Jr. soon returned to the leading position, expanding his gap over Harvick to over six seconds in the laps that followed. Jeb Burton caused the third caution flag when he almost spun, and the race was red flagged on lap 98 because of rain.

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