Saturday, 11 September 2010 23:15
Denny Hamlin cruised to victory Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, leading 251 laps of the Air Guard 400 to score his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season.
Hamlin's JGR teammate Kyle Busch pulled within car lengths over the final 30 laps but could not get a run on the FedEx Toyota.
"I hope you guys are ready for a good 10 weeks," Hamlin told his crew on the radio after taking the checkered flag.
With his series leading six wins, Hamlin starts the Chase on top of the standings as a result of having 60 bonus points, 10 per win. Jimmie Johnson, who has five wins and 50 bonus points, begins the Chase in second.
Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose.
Clint Bowyer finished sixth and locked up the final spot in the Chase.
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