Found September 23, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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Denny Hamlin exacted his revenge in the Sylvania 300 on Sunday. After laying down what he described as "the burnout of the year" -- all the way down the frontstretch of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- he pointed up into the crowd, verifying that calling his shot in tweeting "we will win" had come to fruition. "I don't want to sound too cocky, but I knew what I was capable of," Hamlin said following the NASCAR Sprint Cup win. Despite an air-pressure mistake before qualifying that forced him to start from 32nd Sunday, and a couple of untimely cautions during the race, nothing was going to stop Hamlin from spanking the Sprint Cup field. "Kept waiting for him to make a mistake and he didn't," said Jimmie Johnson, who finished second. Hamlin captured the lead for the first time on Lap 94 -- six laps earlier than he predicted. Although other drivers were able to lead laps, no driver was able to pass the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyot...
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