Short takes from the post-race notebook on a strange day at Kansas Speedway:
Casey Mears had another strong run, finishing fourth in the No. 25 Chevrolet. He’s now finished eight or better in the past three races and seven finishes in the top 15 in his past nine races.
Gillette Evernham Motorsports teammates Elliott Sadler and Kasey Kahne finished eighth and ninth, respectively. That’s the first time they’ve both finished in the top 10 since the season’s first race at Daytona.