Martin Truex, Jr. has been the leading man in the STP 400 at the Kansas Speedway thus far, as the race nears its conclusion. Truex has battled off Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin to hold the lead at the STP 400.
Truex says if he can keep the lead until the last pit stop, he'll be in good shape #NASCAR— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) April 22, 2012
Jimmie Johnson was called in to pit by his crew chief Chad Knaus during the last caution. Johnson seemed to be in position to finish the race, but the opportunity to pass Truex seemed unlikely. For that reason, Knaus brought the No. 48 in.
Chad Knaus: "Well, we couldn't pass him (Martin Truex Jr.). I felt like we might as well do something different, right?" #nascar— Nate Ryan (@nateryan) April 22, 2012
Can Truex hold off Johnson and the rest of the field? With 70 laps to go the racing looks to heat up as Truex hunts for his second win of his career in the Sprint Cup Series.