While battling for the lead late in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway, Johnny Sauter and Ron Hornaday made contact, causing both cars to slide sideways. Sauter brushed the wall, but both saved their trucks without spinning. Sauter was able to correct a bit quicker than Hornaday, which allowed him to maintain the lead. He went on to win the race.
Jeff Gordon held off driver/owner Tony Stewart to win the first Gatorade Duel. The victory means Gordon will start Sunday’s Daytona 500 third. Kyle Busch held off a hard-charging Mark Martin to win the second Duel, meaning he will start the 500 fourth. AJ Allmendinger and Jeremy Mayfield earned the two transfer spots available in [...]