Martin Wins at Kansas

Mark Martin led a Roush 1-2-3 as he took victory in the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway

Martin Wins at Kansas

Martin took the lead around one-third distance to take his first victory in just over a year, and 35th of his career. Roush teammates Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards completed the top three places.

Points leader Tony Stewart finished fourth ahead of Matt Kenseth, who led the early part of the race. Jimmie Johnson and Rusty Wallace finished sixth and seventh to make it seven championship contenders in the top seven places.

What this meant was there was little change in the order in the Chase for the Championship. Tony Stewart continues to lead, though his lead over second-placed Ryan Newman has increased from four points to 75, giving Stewart a good break over all the other contenders.

However, the gap from Ryan Newman to eighth-placed Matt Kenseth is only 41 points, so although it may be hard to catch Stewart for the title, the battle for the rest of the places in the championship is very much alive.

Result, Banquet 400, Kansas Speedway:

Pos Driver Make Laps 1. Mark Martin Ford 267 2. Greg Biffle Ford 267 3. Carl Edwards Ford 267 4. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 267 5. Matt Kenseth Ford 267 6. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 267 7. Rusty Wallace Dodge 267 8. Casey Mears Dodge 267 9. Ricky Rudd Ford 267 10. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 267 11. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 267 12. Elliott Sadler Ford 267 13. Sterling Marlin Dodge 267 14. Kurt Busch Ford 267 15. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 267 16. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 267 17. Ken Schrader Dodge 267 18. Jamie McMurray Dodge 267 19. Kasey Kahne Dodge 267 20. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 267 21. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 267 22. Travis Kvapil Dodge 267 23. Ryan Newman Dodge 267 24. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 267 25. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 267 26. Jeff Green Dodge 266 27. Scott Wimmer Dodge 266 28. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 266 29. Kyle Petty Dodge 266 30. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 265 31. Boris Said Chevrolet 265 32. Denny Hamlin Chevrolet 265 33. Terry Labonte Chevrolet 265 34. Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 265 35. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 263 36. Kevin Lepage Ford 263 37. Stuart Kirby Chevrolet 263 38. Dale Jarrett Ford 258 39. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 222 40. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 215 41. P.J. Jones Dodge 184 42. Brandon Ash Dodge 161 43. Bobby Hamilton Jr Chevrolet 63 The Chase for the Cup - Standings: Pos Driver Points Change 1. Tony Stewart 5684 = 2. Ryan Newman 5609 = 3. Greg Biffle 5596 +2 4. Rusty Wallace 5594 -1 5. Jimmie Johnson 5592 -1 6. Carl Edwards 5589 = 7. Mark Martin 5571 +2 8. Matt Kenseth 5568 -1 9. Jeremy Mayfield 5527 -1 10. Kurt Busch 5460 = 
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