The specimens (980 MPa-grade dual phase steel sheets) were stretched until the pre-defined strain was obtained. Then the specimens were held at the pre-defined strain and measured the change of stress during holding. We investigated the effects of strain rate and strain at the starting time of holding and whether the stress change during holding could be described by Krempl model. The following results were obtained. First, the stress drop increased with increase of strain rate and the holding time. On the other hand, the stress drop was not affected by strain change at the starting time of holding. Second, initial stress relaxation rate increased with increase of strain rate. However, this strain rate dependency to stress relaxation rate diminished as the holding time became long enough roughly more than 100 s. Third, the stress change during holding obtained by Krempl model accurately agreed with experimental result. It was found that the stress change during holding could be well described by using Krempl model. This suggests that dislocation moves viscously. In addition, the strain rate dependency on stress change during holding could be described by change of the parameter A.