Hamlin Wins At Martinsville

Martinsville, VA - Denny Hamlin held off a hard charging Jeff Gordon to pick up his first win of the season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was steady once again, finishing 6th after leading much of the day.

Finish:

1. (2) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500 laps, 121.0 rating, 190 points,
$207,391.
2. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, 124.4, 175, $159,336.
3. (24) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 500, 111.3, 170, $149,308.
4. (10) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500, 123.4, 165, $142,861.
5. (9) Tony Stewart, Toyota, 500, 98.3, 155, $131,236.
6. (22) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 500, 130.1, 160,
$102,850.
7. (39) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 500, 97.4, 146, $99,475.
8. (5) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 500, 114.4, 142, $91,150.
9. (27) Carl Edwards, Ford, 500, 100.0, 138, $123,775.
10. (12) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 500, 95.7, 134, $97,200.
11. (4) David Ragan, Ford, 500, 100.0, 130, $87,200.
12. (11) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500, 77.8, 127, $119,961.
13. (29) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 500, 80.9, 124, $105,983.
14. (33) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 500, 74.9, 121, $86,325.
15. (25) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 500, 73.3, 118, $104,045.
16. (35) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 500, 61.6, 115, $84,200.
17. (6) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 500, 82.0, 112, $105,766.
18. (14) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 499, 79.4, 109, $102,764.
19. (13) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 499, 66.3, 106, $118,575.
20. (19) Greg Biffle, Ford, 499, 59.7, 103, $85,175.
21. (42) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 499, 58.5, 100, $105,258.
22. (43) Dario Franchitti, Dodge, 499, 40.8, 97, $81,925.
23. (40) Brian Vickers, Toyota, Out Of Fuel, 497, 79.4, 94,
$73,625.
24. (21) David Gilliland, Ford, 497, 51.3, 91, $92,433.
25. (32) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 497, 45.5, 93, $110,436.
26. (34) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 497, 47.7, 85, $88,808.
27. (23) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 497, 44.3, 82, $80,425.
28. (26) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 497, 33.4, 79, $114,800.
29. (37) Patrick Carpentier, Dodge, 497, 39.9, 76, $71,550.
30. (28) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 496, 53.9, 73, $117,066.
31. (30) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 496, 39.5, 70, $68,775.
32. (31) Jeremy Mayfield, Chevrolet, 495, 45.1, 67, $68,625.
33. (20) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 493, 45.8, 64, $68,400.
34. (17) Bill Elliott, Ford, 492, 31.7, 61, $87,570.
35. (16) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 483, 40.2, 58, $82,383.
36. (38) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 471, 56.1, 55, $95,389.
37. (7) Ken Schrader, Toyota, 467, 61.6, 52, $79,758.
38. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 443, 64.9, 49, $86,050.
39. (15) David Reutimann, Toyota, Rear End, 441, 55.8, 51,
$68,000.
40. (41) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 440, 38.9, 43, $85,472.
41. (36) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 420, 31.5, 40, $67,875.
42. (3) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, Engine, 379, 59.4, 37,
$102,973.
43. (18) Dave Blaney, Toyota, Engine, 374, 60.5, 39, $67,246.
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Race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 73.163 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours, 35 minutes, 41 seconds.
Margin of Victory: .398 seconds.
Caution Flags: 18 for 89 laps.
Lead Changes: 20 among eight drivers.
Lap Leaders: D.Hamlin 1; J.Gordon 2-45; B.Labonte 46-48;
D.Earnhardt Jr. 49-102; J.Johnson 103-106; D.Earnhardt Jr. 107;
J.Johnson 108-160; D.Earnhardt Jr. 161-182; J.Johnson 183-207;
D.Hamlin 208-214; J.Johnson 215-261; D.Earnhardt Jr. 262; J.Johnson
263-268; J.Gordon 269-295; D.Earnhardt Jr. 296-363; D.Blaney
364-367; D.Reutimann 368-370; J.Gordon 371-389; J.Burton 390-426;
D.Hamlin 427-500.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Dale Earnhardt
Jr. 5 times for 146 laps; Jimmie Johnson 5 times for 135 laps; Jeff
Gordon 3 times for 90 laps; Denny Hamlin 3 times for 82 laps; Jeff
Burton 1 time for 37 laps; Dave Blaney 1 time for 4 laps; Bobby
Labonte 1 time for 3 laps; David Reutimann 1 time for 3 laps.
Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Burton, 915. 2. K.Harvick, 876. 3.
G.Biffle, 855. 4. D.Earnhardt Jr., 846. 5. Ky.Busch, 831. 6.
T.Stewart, 811. 7. K.Kahne, 786. 8. D.Hamlin, 758. 9. J.Gordon,
749. 10. J.Johnson, 746. 11. R.Newman, 741. 12. C.Bowyer, 740.