Hamlin sweeps the weekend at Darlington

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Denny Hamlin overcame what seemed as a pretty big hurdle,when he overshot the pit-road entrance with 44 laps remaining, had to get back onto the track and then slow down and enter the pits for his final stop,before that happended,Hamlin had been leading the pack and looked as though he might cruise to a win.

Hamlin needed to chip away at the huge lead Truex ended up building for himself,with 3 laps to go,Hamlin was following very closely behind Truex, Martin Truex Jr. however blew a tire with Hamlin breathing down his neck,and Hamlin took full advantage leading the rest of the way,followed by Kyle Busch,Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon and Erik Jones rounding out the top 5.

“This is the Southern 500,” Hamlin said. “It doesn’t get much bigger than this. This is the granddaddy of them all.

“This has so much history. I’m so happy to be in Victory Lane at Darlington. This is where I got my very first start in Joe Gibbs Racing, so this track, these fans, means a lot to me.”

Kyle Larson led 78 of the first 100 laps and looked as though hed gobble up that first stage point,but it ended up being Martin Truex Jr.,that overtook Larson on the final lap of the first stage,snuffing out Larson’s hardwork.Truex Jr won stage 2 aswell,and with those extra 20 points helped to clinch the regular season title and gives Truex an extra 15 playoff points.

Also Read:  Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick win NASCAR races at Dover

Clint Bowyer, who came into Darlington fighting for his  playoff life, finished last on Sunday after being forced to take his car to the garage very early on with a blown engine.

“To be out like this, this early?” Bowyer said. “Pretty much sucks.”

Next Sunday we close up the regular season at Richmond,so drivers such as Joey Logano,Eric Jones and Clint Bowyer will be in full desperation mode as each driver needs this victory to get themselves into the Chase,otherwise that will be the end of the line on their seasons.

03ff30337bb13aabf11a0fc20503af81?s=117&d=mm&r=g
Dale Money
Avid fan of Nascar and Motorcycle Racing.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Tewatia plays blinder as Rajasthan chase historic total to beat KXIP

Rahul Tewatia hit 5 sixes in an over as Rajasthan Royals chased down the highest score in Indian Premier League history to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets on Sunday. Tewatia hit Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in the 18th over and added another six of the next ball he faced as Rajasthan chased down 224. Jofra Archer hit 13 from 3 balls to see the side home. Rajasthan beat their own record – they...

NRL Finals Loom as Regular Season Concludes

The first fixtures of the National Rugby League's finals series are locked in after the final round of the regular season came to an end today. The Competitors While Penrith Panthers had already secured the minor premiership and the top eight were determined two rounds ago, some key positions were still open and the race for those positions made for some entertaining footy. The Newcastle Knights failed to hold sixth place, going down on Friday to a...

Russian GP – Race Preview

Russian Grand Prix can be a boring race so let's hope this race gets off to a great start. The only memory I have of the Russian GP is Valtteri Bottas letting Lewis Hamilton win. Last race at Mugello was an exciting race. With two red flags and one horrible crash. And Ferrari 1000 celebration wasn't the best either, but that might be because of the strict rules now during COVID 19. So I am happy...

Benny Leonard: Always A Champion

If you sat down with a group of boxing fans under the age of say, 50, and began to talk about whether Benny Leonard really is a Top-10 all-time fighter, you'd probably have a cacophony of voices barking at you about how great "Sugar" Ray really was.
Also Read:  Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick win NASCAR races at Dover
Tell them you were talking about Benny Leonard though, and you might hear a lot of "Who's that?" from the same group. But Benny Leonard most definitely belongs...

The Green Light: The Rugby Championship 2020

In what has been a challenging year for many rugby fans and mainly the players, the Southern Hemisphere's Rugby Championship 2020 tournament has just been confirmed for the back end of the season. The Rugby Championship tournament - previously known as the Tri-Nations - was inaugurated in 1996 with the three rugby-rich countries; Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, all contesting for the converted trophy. In 2012, the tournament expanded to add the South...

IPL Talking Points

Efficient CSK get the job done again Before the tournament began, the Chennai Super Kings were touted to struggle by everybody analysing the game. But, on the opening day, post the opening powerplay overs, MS Dhoni proved once again why the IPL betting odds are always in their favor. From a position where they could have chased a tall score, CSK restricted MI to a chaseable total and then led by solid innings from...

Rahul’s Historic Ton Thumps Bangalore

KL Rahul struck the highest score by an Indian in Indian Premier League as Kings XI Punjab beat Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs. Rahul, who scored 132 not out, also achieved the highest individual score by a captain and the best for a Kings XI Punjab player with a generous Royal Challengers Bangalore bearing the brunt of his assault, offering little in the form of resistance. After being invited to bat first, KXIP...

The Torchbearers Of Modern Football

We are standing at the end of an era that was tinted with brightness and glam. Two of the greatest sportsmen ever to grace the surface of earth are at the twilight of their careers. They are aliens, some say. Some say they are superheroes in shorts. Two names at the heart of the footballing world, for the best part of two decades. The torchbearers of modern day football. The pace-setters of the business...

Different Options For Purchasing Golf Shoes

Golf is one of the most popular sports among wealthy and upper middle class men. While some play golf competitively, others play golf as a hobby and for networking with others. The performance of the golfer depends to some extent on the golfing gear and equipment which he is using. Usually golfers are wearing special golf shoes, which are designed so that the golfer can play his shots comfortably, without slipping. Hence many of...

Russell Wilson Is An All-Time Great QB

Russell Wilson, 0 MVPs, 0 MVP votes, 0 respect. He is one of the best quarterbacks I've ever seen, and he is showing himself to be the MVP so far this year. Russell Wilson at every stage of his career has consistently been elite and has carried the Seahawks into relevancy. He is underrated, has been elite, and has been one of the best QBs in the world since he's gotten here. How is it that...

Social Connect

1,185FansLike
3,737FollowersFollow

Trending Now

NRL Finals Loom as Regular Season Concludes

The first fixtures of the National Rugby League's finals series are locked in after the final round of the regular season came to an...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x