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Truex takes Hollywood Casino 400

Martin Truex Jr. did a burnout in front of the grandstands at the Kansas Speedway this afternoon after winning the Hollywood Casino 400. (Photo from Kansas Speedway)

Martin Truex Jr. celebrated on Victory Lane after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo from Kansas Speedway)

Martin Truex Jr., the reigning Go Bowling 400 champion, did it again at Kansas Speedway Sunday evening, winning the Hollywood Casino 400 and becoming the first NASCAR driver to win both Kansas Speedway Cup series races in a single year.

After starting on the pole, he led 91 laps en route to his second career Kansas victory.

Truex battled back from a restart violation, which sent him to the back of the pack, and a loose wheel that forced him to make an unscheduled pit stop. The missteps proved tso be no match for Truex, who continues to lead the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series playoff standings.

The win was an emotional one for the Furniture Row Racing team after the loss of crew member James Watson to a heart attack Saturday night.

“James was a friend to everyone and a good worker. He worked on both the 77 and the 78; his hands were on the 78 yesterday preparing it for today. It’s amazing to win this for him and his family,” said Joe Garone, president of Furniture Row Racing.

Truex’s Go Bowling 400 win in May was his first victory at Kansas Speedway and his second of the 2017 season. With the Hollywood Casino 400 win, Truex has now secured seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins, the most of any driver in the series.

– Story from Kansas Speedway

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NASCAR Cup race underway at Kansas Speedway

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series, Hollywood Casino 400, is underway Sunday afternoon at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)


The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series, Hollywood Casino 400, is underway Sunday afternoon at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Fan photo)

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Bell wins his first XFINITY race at Kansas Speedway

Christopher Bell displayed the checkered flag after winning Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

Christopher Bell won the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

It was Bell’s first career NASCAR XFINITY Series win. Bell won after pulling ahead of Erik Jones with 10 laps to go. Jones had led for almost all of the race, winning both stages.

It was Bell’s fifth career XFINITY start and his second race on an intermediate track.

Racing continues Sunday with the Monster Energy NASCAR Series Hollywood Casino 400. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in his last season of racing. Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren made a donation in Earnhardt Jr.’s name to the University of Kansas Medical Center pediatrics department on Saturday.

Tickets for Sunday’s race will be available at the gate. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to go through screening. For more information, visit www.kansasspeedway.com.

Fan photos by Steve Rupert

Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Jennifer Jo Cobb of Kansas City, Kansas, was in car No. 78. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

Jennifer Jo Cobb, a driver from Kansas City, Kansas, was introduced before the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday afternoon. Cobb finished 35th after having trouble with the tie rod ends and shocks. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY series Kansas Lottery 300 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Monster Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

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