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Denny Hamlin did himself a favor, and one for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in the process.
Outrunning Jeff Gordon on a two-lap dash to the finish in Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hamlin scored his second consecutive Sprint Cup Series victory, his series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.
Hamlin also preserved Busch’s status as the second provisional wild card in the Chase for the Sprint Cup by keeping Gordon out of Victory Lane.
Movers and Shakers
It is a brand new segment, and those of us who didn’t fare too great last time, well, we get to start anew!
Sunday we had two players pick the winning driver. Both Richard and Marc had selected Denny Hamlin as their choice for Atlanta, securing 48 points, and a tie for the lead after the first race of the third segment.
Jumping out to a good start, as well, and landing in second place, was Jim. He was able to score 41 points with the help of “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski. Also having a very good Sunday was Bernie. She grabbed 39 points on the back of ol Kylie Busch.
Both Zee and Carolyn selected Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and was rewarded 37 points. Dawn, our second segment winner, had a good day, scoring 35 points, thanks to Matt Kenseth. And last but not least of the movers and shakers for this week are, Karen, David ( can you believe his score?), and Dan. All three of these players scored 31 points each. Karen and Dan had “Foul Mouthed” Kurt Busch, while Dan had meek and mild, Kasey Kahne, at Atlanta.
Carlton, on the other hand, looked like he took a few lessons from David, Sunday! Carlton selected “Cousin” Carl Edwards, a reasonably great pick on any previous year at Atlanta. However, this year has not been Edwards best year to date. Carlton only got 8 points from Edwards Sunday. I am sure that Carlton was thoroughly disappointed with the results from ol Cousin Carl!
This Saturday night the boys of NASCAR roll into Richmond for the last race before the Chase. I am reasonably sure that this race has all the makings for no holds barred event! I strongly suggest that you pull your belts tight for this one!
PS I am in Chico, CA, this week for four nights of fantastic sprint car racing. And of course, I am still working on my redneck!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN”!