Hamlin had a badass burnout around track after winning
MARTINSVILLE, VA. - It was a long wait for a win but a familiar Victory Lane for Denny Hamlin.
Hamlin held off a wild charge from Brad Keselowski to win Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, for Hamlin’s first Sprint Cup Series victory of the season and the first for Toyota Racing.
The win is Hamlin’s fifth at the speedway and the first since his victory last spring at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Joey Logano finished third, Matt Kenseth was fourth and David Ragan was fifth.
With the win, Hamlin is all-but assured a spot in this season’s championship Chase.
Hamlin restarted fifth on the restart on Lap 467 of 500 and quickly moved into the lead with new tires on Lap 474. Equally as impressive was Hamlin’s work holding off Keselowski in the final laps.