The NASCAR Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway as it happened

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.