Kenseth wins Hollywood Casino 400

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KANSAS CITY, KS (TheSpread) – Matt Kenseth kept his NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship hopes alive on Sunday by winning the Hollywood Casino 400.

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Kenseth had a strong car all day, leading 78 of the 267 laps, most of any driver. He finished ahead of Martin Truex Jr. for first place.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kenseth had 12/1 odds to win this race, which means that a wager of $100 on him to win will pay out an additional $1,200.

The win pushes Kenseth to within 55 points of first place in the standings, in ninth place. Brad Keselowski maintains his lead in the standings by 7 points over Jimmie Johnson. Keselowski took eighth on Sunday while Johnson was ninth.

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For complete Hollywood Casino 400 results, see below.

2012 NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 Results – October 21 – Kansas Speedway

1 Matt Kenseth (17)

2 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

3 Paul Menard (27)

4 Kasey Kahne (5)

5 Tony Stewart (14)

6 Clint Bowyer (15)

7 Regan Smith (88)

8 Brad Keselowski (2)

9 Jimmie Johnson (48)

10 Jeff Gordon (24)

11 Kevin Harvick (29)

12 Marcos Ambrose (9)

13 Denny Hamlin (11)

14 Carl Edwards (99)

15 Jamie McMurray (1)

16 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

17 Travis Kvapil (93)

18 Landon Cassill (83)

19 Joey Logano (20)

20 David Ragan (34)

21 Trevor Bayne (21)

22 Timmy Hill (32)

23 David Gilliland (38)

24 Mark Martin (55)

25 Kurt Busch (78)

26 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

27 Greg Biffle (16)

28 Jeff Burton (31)

29 Aric Almirola (43)

30 Ryan Newman (39)

31 Kyle Busch (18)

32 Danica Patrick (10)

33 Bobby Labonte (47)

34 Scott Speed (195)

35 A J Allmendinger (51)

36 Mike Bliss (119)

37 Casey Mears (13)

38 Kelly Bires (179)

39 Dave Blaney (36)

40 Joe Nemechek (87)

41 Reed Sorenson (191)

42 J.J. Yeley (37)

43 Michael McDowell (98)

Updated Point Standings

1. Brad Keselowski

2. Jimmie Johnson -7

3. Denny Hamlin -20

4. Clint Bowyer -25

5. Kasey Kahne -30

6. Martin Truex Jr. -43

7. Tony Stewart -47

8. Jeff Gordon -51

9. Matt Kenseth -55

10. Kevin Harvick -59

11. Greg Biffle -62

12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -122

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