Hamlin beat Brad Keselowski to claim his series-leading fifth win of the season.
Hamlin’s win, his second in a row at Kansas, snapped a three-race streak of finishing 12th or worse.
STAGE 1 WINNER: Kyle Busch, earned his first stage win of the year.
STAGE 2 WINNER: Brad Keselowski
WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished last after he dropped out in the first stage due to an electrical fire in his car. It’s his fifth DNF of the year … Bubba Wallace finished 37th after he spun on Lap 100 due to a flat tire and later ran into a spinning Matt Kenseth on Lap 171, ending his day … Matt DiBenedetto, Austin Dillon, Joey Logano were eliminated in a crash on a restart that also involved Jimmie Johnson. Johnson briefly continued, but was unable to make minimum speeding, ending his night … Ryan Preece earned his fourth consecutive DNF following a violent multi-car crash on a Lap 182 restart … Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch each suffered flat tires with 40 laps to go, forcing them to pit. Blaney finished 20th and Busch placed 11th.
NOTABLE: With Stenhouse’s DNF, JTG Daugherty Racing has had one of its drivers finish last in four straight races.
WHAT’S NEXT: Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 3 p.m. ET Aug. 2 on NBCSN.
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