Matt Kenseth knew that he had a front-running car Sunday.
It was simply a matter of getting there.
So when a caution flag came out with several leaders on pit road, and Kenseth found himself leading the pack into the pits, he had a feeling things were going his way.
''That was the key,'' he would say later.
Kenseth won the race off pit road after taking two tires under caution, and a No. 20 Toyota that had been strong all day slowly pulled away. Kasey Kahne trimmed into the lead once he moved into second, but Kenseth managed to block every move he tried to make.
Kahne pulled alongside him entering Turn 4 with the white flag flying, but Kenseth pulled back ahead along the front stretch and then cruised to the win at Kansas Speedway.
''When it was in front, we knew it was really fast,'' Kenseth said after his second straight win at the track. ''And if we could get out there first, we'd be tough to beat.''
It was the third straight win from the pole in the Sprint Cup series.