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The Pit Stop


June 13, 2010 3:50 PM

Fifth Win For Hamlin

Denn Hamlin Michigan 2010.jpgSprint Cup drivers are back to Michigan for the Heluva Good! 400. Earlier in the week it was Kurt Busch picking up the poll for the event.

"I think I good Home Depot Toyota," said Joey Loagano.

Kurt Busch started out leading the race while Clint Boyer and Kyle Busch started to move up through the field. The first caution finally comes out on lap 18 for Marcos Ambrose who spins out. This brought in the leaders and at the drop of the green flag it was Tony Stewart leading the race.

Kurt Busch quickly took the lead back and continued in the race lead until the next caution came out on lap 48 for debris. The leaders came in again and Kurt was able to keep the race lead. Clint Boyer though wound up with a long
pit stop in order to add some tape to the hood of the car.

The green flag drops and Denny Hamlin though quickly took the race lead. The green flag racing went so long with Denny in the lead that green flag pit stop started around lap 88. Denny was one of the last of the lead lap cars top pit and after the pit stops were over Kurt Busch had the lead of the race. Kasey Kahne though was the faster car and on lap 96 was to get the lead of the race.

The caution finally comes out on lap 99 for the spinning car of Scott Speed. The leaders pit and Kurt Busch wins the race off pit road. Sam Hornish Jr. though stays out to lead the race. During the pit stops though Casey Mears and David Ragan wound up hitting each other.

The green flag drops and Sam did lead too many more laps before Kurt Busch took the race lead back. Denny Hamlin was getting hot again and on lap 113 he got the lead of the race. Around lap 140 it was another round of green flag pit stops. Matt Kenseth got to lead a couple laps before coming in for his pit stop.

After all the pit stops were over Denny Hamlin was back in the lead of the race. With 50 laps left Denny had around a 6 second lead over Kasey Kahne. With 35 laps left it was up to 9 seconds over Kasey. Around 25 laps left and we get another round of green flag pit stops starting.

Denny pits with 22 laps left to give Kasey the lead of the race, but he pits on the next lap to give the lead back to Denny. His massive lead finally went to junk as a debris caution popped out with 19 laps left. Cars in the back of the lead lap come in for service.

The green flag drops with 14 laps left and Denny quickly won the race for the first place. Denny slowly increased his lead and on to another win this season. Hos fifth of the season.

"Been a great year so far," said Denny Hamlin. "The best car won."

"Denny was a little better than us at the end," said Kasey Kahne.

"It was a great effort by out Miller Lite Dodge team," said Kurt Busch.

"I enjoyed the car all day," said Dale Earnhardt. Jr. who finished seventh.

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