SpongeBob SquarePants 400 resumes after rain delay

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After the red flag was displayed on Lap 98 for rain, the Sprint Cup Series’ SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway has resumed after a 2 hour and 16 minute delay. The red flag was displayed at 8:41 p.m. ET.

Martin Truex Jr. has led 38 laps after starting third. He took the lead from Kevin Harvick on Lap 57. Polesitter Joey Logano is currently 16th after being penalized on pit road for his gas man being over the pit wall without a gas can.

Logano led the first 29 laps before Kurt Busch took the lead for the next 20. Then Stewart-Haas teammate Kevin Harvick claimed the lead on Lap 50, but after getting loose while passing a lapped car, Truex sped to the top spot on Lap 56 and has only given it up during green flag pit stops.

The race has had three cautions for 11 laps.

Running order after 98 laps:

1 – Martin Truex Jr.

2 – Kevin Harvick

3 – Kurt Busch

4 – Kasey Kahne

5 – Kyle Larson

6 – Brad Keselowski

7 – Carl Edwards

8 – Matt Kenseth

9 – Jeff Gordon

10 – Jamie McMurray

11 – Erik Jones

12 – Denny Hamlin

13 – Paul Menard

14 – Jimmie Johnson

15 – Dale Earnhardt Jr.

16 – Joey Logano

17 – Casey Mears

18 – Ryan Newman

19 – Aric Almirola

20 – Ty Dillon

21 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

22 – AJ Allmendinger

23 – Greg Biffle

24 – Trevor Bayne

25 – Danica Patrick

26 – Justin Allgaier

27 – Austin Dillon

28 – Sam Hornish Jr.

29 – Clint Bowyer

30 – Michael Annett

31 – David Ragan

32 – Josh Wise

33 – Tony Stewart

34 – Brett Moffitt

35 – Landon Cassill

36 – Cole Whitt

37 – David Gilliland

38 – Matt DiBenedetto

39 – Michael McDowell

40 – Joey Gase

41 – JJ Yeley

42 – Jeb Burton

43 – Alex Bowman