Monday, March 29, 2010

Hamlin Weathers The Storm, Wins at Martinsville for Third Time

Associated Press

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Denny Hamlin won the rain-delayed NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway, surging to the front in a wild finish after a blunder.

Hamlin gave up the lead with less than 10 laps left Monday when he headed to pit road for tires. He then rallied from ninth place to the lead in a span of just four laps.

The finish was a two-lap sprint in which he started fourth. He pushed Ryan Newman out of his way, then slipped inside Matt Kenseth and leader Jeff Gordon for the victory.

The race originally was scheduled for Sunday but was postponed a day because of rain.

2 comments:

ATHENS said...

GREAT FINISH!

Fireballr7 said...

That was pretty cool wasn't it. Lots of drama, with ooh's and ahh's, twists and turns, with a surprise ending double-reversing the previous twist. Hollywood couldn't do better.