Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/7/14
For Denny Hamlin, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 301 was his for the taking - until the caution flag flew for oil on the track on Lap 235. Hamlin, who had led five times for a total of 150 laps at that juncture in Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, pitted with the leaders. However, crew chief Darian Grubb misunderstood the radio communication from Hamlin and thought his driver desired tires. As the cars came onto pit road, the 12 drivers behind Hamlin all opted for two-tire stops. Hamlin's crew called for four tires. "Holy (crap)," Hamlin exclaimed. "What happened?" Over the next 37 laps, Hamlin passed 11 cars and the silence from his end of the radio was deafening. Despite a bonsai move on the penultimate lap, he couldn't catch winner Kasey Kahne, who extended his lead by 2.738 seconds at the finish. "That was 100 percent my fault there, miscommunication -- sorry about that," Grubb radioed to Hamlin. "You did one hell of a job making it up to us, bud....

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