Denny Hamlin Wins At Darlington

Denny Hamlin became the first driver in 17 years to sweep at Darlington Raceway. He began by winning the NASCAR Nationwide race Friday night, and by winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Saturday night after some mistakes made by Jeff Burton and Jeff Gordon at the end of the race.

Hamlin lead 104 of the 367 laps Saturday night, but he knew that he had to stay around Jeff Gordon all night.

David Reutimann's spin brought out the last caution of the night, causing Gordon to make a pit stop on pit road and trying to not go a lap down. Jeff Burton also had to make a stop on pit road. That allowed Hamlin to take the lead in the final laps of the race. Burton had to make another stop in the pits and serve a penalty by running over an air hose. He then lost a lot of track position.

Then Hamlin got a very good restart against teammate Kyle Busch for the final laps of the race. This restart allowed Hamlin to sail to his third victory of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Jamie McMurray got a great finish of 2nd place. This win ties Hamlin with Jimmie Johnson for most races won this season.

Results: Showtime Southern 500

1. Denny Hamlin
2. Jamie McMurray
3. Kurt Busch
4. Jeff Gordon
5. Juan Pablo Montoya
6. Kevin Harvick
7. Kyle Busch
8. Jeff Burton
9. Ryan Newman
10. Brian Vickers
11. David Reutimann
12. Brad Keselowski
13. Matt Kenseth
14. David Ragan
15. Carl Edwards
16. Mark Martin
17. Regan Smith
18. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
19. Martin Truex Jr.
20. Kasey Kahne
21. Elliott Sadler
22. Greg Biffle
23. Tony Stewart
24. David Stremme
25. Marcos Ambrose
26. Travis Kvapil
27. Joey Logano
28. Scott Speed
29. Max Papis
30. Paul Menard
31. Sam Hornish Jr.
32. Clint Bowyer
33. Kevin Conway
34. Bobby Labonte
35. David Gilliland
36. Jimmie Johnson
37. A.J. Allmendinger
38. Robby Gordon
39. Todd Bodine
40. Michael McDowell
41. J.J. Yeley
42. Dave Blaney
43. Reed Sorenson
Denny Hamlin Wins At Darlington Denny Hamlin Wins At Darlington Reviewed by Carlie Nichols on Sunday, May 09, 2010 Rating: 5