Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/26/12
For fans who missed the old days of caution-filled Bristol races and heated tempers, Saturday night’s Irwin Tools Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway didn’t disappoint. The race saw 13 cautions, the most of any Cup race at the track since a track configuration in 2007. And tempers were high too, as fans witnessed Tony Stewart throwing his helmet at the No. 17 car of Matt Kenseth and a disgusted Danica Patrick pointing angrily at the No. 78 of Regan Smith. The race also wasn’t a disappointment for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin claimed his first-career win at Bristol, his third victory of 2012. “This is my biggest win,” an excited Hamlin said in victory lane. “We’re not done winning yet. There’s still a few more to go.” The win was Hamlin’s first since April. “We feel like we’re making up for some of those that got away earlier this season,” crew chief Darian Grubb said. The high number of cautions produced several opportunities for teams to vary pit strat
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