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The Pit Stop


May 7, 2010 9:53 PM

Hamlin gets another win.

The Nationwide Series drivers are back again for the second week in a row of Friday night racing for the Royal Purple 200 presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts. Denny Hamlin earlier in the say won the poll for the event.

"Patience, patience, patience," said Justin Allgaier. "Went a little easy in qualifying," said Carl Edwards.

Denny Hamlin won the race to first place on lap one and then on lap 2 it was Brendan Gaughan bringing out the caution as he hit the wall.

The Green flag finally drops on lap 11 and Just Allgaier gets to start leading some laps. At lap 22 though Denny Hamlin took the lead back. The second caution finally comes out on lap 27 as Clint Boyer blows a tire and then hits the wall.

At the drop of the green it got very wild in the back as some three wide racing starts to occur. It kept on going for a couple more laps. That wound up causing a multi-car wreck on lap 34 involving James Beuscher, Steve Arpin, Chad McCumbee and Michael McDowell.

The green flag drops and Justin Allgaier winds up with a tire problem. Denny Hamlin though quickly darts out into a nice lead. Green flag racing continued until lap 58 as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. smacks the wall. This caution brought in the leaders and Kasey Kahne with a 2 tire stop wins the race off pit road.

When it got back to green flag racing Kasey and his two tires did not work at all and Kyle Busch moved his way to the lead of the race. His lead got to over four seconds, but it all went away on lap 79 as Greg Biffle spins out.

This was another short green flag run with Denny Hamlin leading some laps and Mike Bliss on lap 91 blows a tire and hits the wall. This got to be a good green flag run this time with Denny Hamlin getting to lead more laps. He was easily able to get his lead up to around 2 seconds over Kyle Busch. At lap 121 though it was Justin Allgaier spinning out to bring out the caution.

This caution brought in the leaders and Kasey Kahne took no tires to win the race off pit road. Denny Hamlin quickly took the lead of the race and the caution quickly came out with 18 laps left as Matt Kenseth spins out.

Another short green flag run and it was Matt Kenseth in the wall much harder this time. "Really bad on short runs," said Matt. "I just couldn't hold on to it."

The green flag drops with 5 laps left and Denny Hamlin won the race for the lead of the race. Brian Scott hits the wall with four laps left, but does not bring out the caution. One lap later and it was Justin Allgaier in some three wide races that cause to him to slip up to the wall, but he does not bring out the caution. Denny Hamlin was able to go on and win the race.

"Kyle was out competition," said Kevin Kidd who was the crew chief for Denny Hamlin. It is his first win as a crew chief.

"Great racecar," said Denny Hamlin.

"Couldn't pass," said Kyle Busch. "Tomorrow night is going to be fun."

Jamie McMurray stated that his car wasn't quite good enough.

Kasey Kahne stated that he needed a little bit to run up with the two guys up front.

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