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Hamlin holds off Truex at Kansas Speedway

April 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 22 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin grabbed the lead with 31 laps left Sunday and held off Martin Truex Jr. to claim the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Truex had dominated the race before surrendering the lead late and then pushed hard to regain it, but ended up finishing 0.7 seconds behind Hamlin, who notched his second Sprint Cup win of the year.

Hamlin also won at Phoenix last month.

Truex, meanwhile, fell short in his bid to snap a 174-race winless streak and register his first victory since 2007 at Dover.

Finishing third was Jimmie Johnson, followed by Matt Kenseth and current points leader Greg Biffle.

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