Posted August 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off Jeff Gordon in a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Martin Truex Jr. appeared to be positioned for his first win since 2007 until Jamie McMurray smashed the wall on the front straightaway, bringing out a caution with three laps to go. The leaders went to pit road, and Hamlin's crew got him back on the track first, just ahead of Truex. While Truex struggled to get up to speed on the restart, Hamlin pulled away with Gordon right on his bumper. The four-time Cup champion desperately needed a win to improve his chances of getting into the Chase, but couldn't get by Hamlin on the final lap. Hamlin took his series-leading fourth victory, putting him in position to top the standings when the 12-driver Chase starts after next weekend's race at Richmond. ''I wanted this one real bad,'' said Hamlin, the winner last week at Bristol. ''The car faded a li...

Picture: Sport’s Clips back on Denny Hamlin’s car at Atlanta

Denny Hamlin, driver of the No.11 Toyota will feature Sport’s Clips back on his car this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Hamlin, coming off his win at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend is currently sitting 8th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings and has three wins. Getting his third win on the season tied him with Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski...
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