Hamlin pushes way to first win of year
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Denny Hamlin and crew chief Mike Ford were in a tough spot, leading a race with a dominant car and eight laps to go when a caution forced a decision.
If they headed for pit road, the cars right behind them would stay on the track, gambling they could win a short sprint to the finish on old tires. And if they stayed on the track, the rest would pit, get fresh tires and surely run them down.
They picked pit road, and Hamlin made it work in a remarkable finish ...
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