Friday, April 29, 2011

Denny Hamlin wins the Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway

Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
What a week so far for the hometown boy, Denny Hamlin. After winning his own charity race Thursday evening, he went onto win Friday evening's Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

Carl Edwards started on pole and led the first 43 laps until being passed by Hamlin. Hamlin led a total of 199 of the 251 laps. The race was Hamlin's to lose, but Nationwide regulars Kenny Wallace and Ricky Stenhouse Jr had promising runs. Stenhouse was running second in the closing laps when he ran out of fuel, having to settle for a 21st place finish. Kenny Wallace was also running in the top five most of the race, as high as second at one point. Kenny made a pit stop in the final laps for fuel and ended up with a 14th place finish. After the race Kenny tweeted:




I am getting what I wanted this year...I am back and I run up front..That's what I wanted..My Heart does ache.
Justin Allgaier maintains the point lead over the now second place Elliott Sadler.

Race results:
1. Denny Hamlin
2. Paul Menard
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Elliott Sadler
5. Aric Almirola
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Josh Wise
8. Sam Hornish Jr.
9. Ryan Truex
10. David Stremme
11. Jason Leffler
12. Reed Sorenson
13. Steven Wallace
14. Kenny Wallace
15. Brian Scott
16. Michael Annett
17. Chris Buescher
18. Mike Bliss
19. Joe Nemechek
20. Robert Richardson Jr.
21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
22. James Buescher
23. Jeremy Clements
24. Scott Wimmer
25. Carl Edwards
26. Timmy Hill
27. Blake Koch
28. Morgan Shepherd
29. Derrike Cope
30. Kelly Bires
31. Charles Lewandoski
32. Eric McClure
33. Mike Wallace
34. Kevin Lepage
35. Carl Long
36. Tim Andrews
37. Mike Harmon
38. Dennis Setzer
39. Johnny Chapman
40. Jeff Green
41. Matthew Carter

Next up: Royal Purple 200 live from Darlington Raceway Friday May 6th at 7pm EST on ESPN2

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