The NASCAR Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway as it happened

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Martin Truex Jr. who was the class of the field Saturday, but it was Kyle Busch celebrating in victory lane. Busch won the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway, the 37th win of his career and his first at Kansas.  Here’s how it all went down Saturday night at Kansas Speedway.

With his first Kansas Speedway pole and the 18th of his career, Truex Jr. led the field to the green on the outside lane; Matt Kenseth started second on the inside.   Truex and Kenseth were side by side for nearly the entire first lap but got a clear lead exiting turn 4. Behind Kenseth, Kurt Busch took third, Denny Hamlin was fourth and Kyle Busch fifth.  By the eight lap the lead for Truex was nearing 1.5 seconds. Kyle Busch as fourth by lap 10, as up front the lead was over two seconds.

Ryan Newman took fifth from a fading Hamlin on lap 11; Hamlin was eighth by lap 18.  With 20 laps in the book, Truex had a lead nearing four seconds and he was started lapping the field.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.