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Tony Stewart put on a clinic Thursday in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway.
Stewart qualified fourth and took the lead from pole sitter Greg Edwards for the first time on Lap 31. "Smoke" led 21 of 52 laps when the competition caution was called with 25 circuits remaining in the charity event.
When the race restarted, Stewart remained at the point to the finish with a 1.765-second lead over Edwards at the line. Brandon Butler, Burton and Joey Logano rounded out the top five.
"I was a little bit free in that first segment, and (car owner/crew chief) Lee McCall made a great adjustment that really made this thing come to life in the second session," Stewart said.
"Jeff Burton was definitely keeping us honest there. We got to second there pretty quick, and then it took us 10 or 12 laps to run the leader down.
"It wasn't like we were much faster. We just kind of clicked off a little bit at a time, kind of got him...
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Denny Hamlin's on such a winning roll this NASCAR season, even his biscuits turned out great.
Hamlin is coming off a victory last week at Kansas Speedway, his second Sprint Cup win of the season. Now, Hamlin is heading into his home track at Richmond where the Joe Gibbs Racing star usually gets his season kicked into full gear. Hamlin says the way he's going, ''nothing...
Tony Stewart passed Virginia short-track racer Greg Edwards before the midway point of the race and ran away with the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown on Thursday night at Richmond International Raceway.
Stewart took off on a restart with 11 laps to go in the 75-lap event while Jeff Burton, running second, failed to keep pace and wound up getting shuffled back. Joey Logano took...
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#11 FedEx Freight Toyota
· Two wins, six top fives, eight top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 7.6
· Series-best Average Running Position of 6.1
· Series-best Driver Rating of 117.6
· Series-high 506 Fastest Laps Run
· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed...
BY: NASCAR MEDIA WIRE RICHMOND, Va. — By the thinnest of margins, in a breathtaking finish that featured two cars sideways and side-by-side at the finish line, Kurt Busch beat Denny Hamlin to the checkered flag by .062 seconds to win Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Busch delivered the [...]
RICHMOND, Va. — By the thinnest of margins, in a breathtaking finish that featured two cars sideways and side-by-side at the finish line, Kurt Busch beat Denny Hamlin to the checkered flag by .062 seconds to win Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
Busch delivered the first-ever NASCAR Nationwide Series victory to the team owned by...