|Hamlin celebrates his first win at Kansas (Courtesy Getty Images)|
|Clint Bowyer's day didn't go as planned; his engine began to lose power just 50 laps into the race (Courtesy Getty Images)|
On lap 87, Kevin Harvick began to run out of fuel, so he came in for a green flag pit stop. That soon forced everyone else to pit. On lap 92, one lap before he was scheduled to come in, Kasey Kahne also ran out of fuel. Martin Truex Jr. was able to hold onto the lead, and he held an 8-second lead over Matt Kenseth when the second caution of the race came out on lap 132. Jamie McMurray was caught on pit road by the caution, but he was able to take the wave around under the caution. The rest of the field pitted under the caution, and Martin Truex Jr. was able to beat everyone off pit road. During pit stops, AJ Allmendinger's crew went under the hood to look at his failing engine. Bobby Labonte's engine also let go while the cars came onto pit road. Right as the field was about to go green, Clint Bowyer's engine officially let go, and he took it to the garage for the second time today.
|Martin Truex Jr. was on top of his game at Kansas (Courtesy Getty Images)|
The race restarted on lap 192, and Martin Truex Jr. led Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the line, and he jumped out to another one-second lead. Truex held the lead for the entire green flag run, and the final round of pit stops came on lap 220. Hamlin came in a lap before Truex, and Hamlin was right there when the 56 came out of the pits. Following the pit stop, Hamlin's car began running .2 seconds faster than Truex Jr.'s. With 31 laps to go, Hamlin was able to take the lead from Truex, who began to complain that the car was "wrecking loose" when the sun finally came out.
|The 56 pit crew was on top of it's game at Kansas (Courtesy Getty Images)|
Martin Truex Jr. began to find something with about 10 laps to go, and he started to eat into Hamlin's lead. Truex got within .3 seconds of Hamlin, and he dive-bombed it into the corner with 3 to go, but his car didn't stick and it slid up the track. Hamlin won his second race of the year, and his first at Kansas. Truex Jr., who hasn't won since 2007, will have to continue looking for his second career win. He led 179 laps today, while Hamlin only led 32 laps on his way to victory.
|Denny Hamlin takes the checkered flag (Courtesy Getty Images)|
The STP 400 had long green flag runs for the second race in a row, and the ending was once again an exciting finish. Next week hopes to be even more exciting when the Sprint Cup Series rolls into Richmond International Raceway for 400 miles under the lights. The next race can be seen on Saturday night, at 7 p.m., only on FOX.