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Denny Hamlin wins at Phoenix

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Monday 5th March, 2012 - 11:05am

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Denny Hamlin celebrates in Phoenix

Denny Hamlin celebrates in Phoenix

Denny Hamlin has kicked off his relationship with his new crew chief with victory at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

In just his second race with 2011 Sprint Cup championship crew chief Darian Grubb on his pit box, Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick in a 53-lap green-flag run to win the 312-lap race.

The victory has handed his the series lead.

Harvick lost fuel pressure with fewer than two laps left but had enough momentum to retain the second position, 7.315 seconds behind the race winner.

Greg Biffle came home third, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski. Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Jeff Gordon, pole-sitter Mark Martin and Joey Logano completed the top 10.

Australian Marcos Ambrose was running third with 15 laps remaining before an engine failure spoiled his chances.

Results, Phoenix

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 13 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 47/1 312 Running
2 8 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Rheem 44/2 312 Running
3 7 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Commercial Graphics 41/0 312 Running
4 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 41/1 312 Running
5 28 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 40/1 312 Running
6 12 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s Ms. Brown 39/1 312 Running
7 25 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Filters 38/1 312 Running
8 30 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 37/1 312 Running
9 1 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 36/1 312 Running
10 9 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 34/0 312 Running
11 5 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 33/0 312 Running
12 18 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield “Allez cuisine” 32/0 312 Running
13 26 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 32/1 312 Running
14 29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew 30/0 312 Running
15 19 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services 30/1 312 Running
16 17 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Kingsford / Scott Products 28/0 312 Running
17 24 99 Carl Edwards Ford Subway 27/0 312 Running
18 15 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 26/0 311 Running
19 41 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King 25/0 311 Running
20 3 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 24/0 311 Running
21 6 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Wix Filters 23/0 310 Running
22 2 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 23/1 310 Running
23 23 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 21/0 309 Running
24 42 32 Mike Bliss Ford U.S. Chrome / Southern Pride Trucking 0 309 Running
25 34 34 David Ragan Ford Barrett-Jackson 20/1 309 Running
26 35 249 J.J. Yeley Toyota America Israel Racing 18/0 309 Running
27 40 33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point Hotel & Casino 17/0 308 Running
28 36 38 David Gilliland Ford Rick Santorum for President 16/0 308 Running
29 43 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 15/0 306 Running
30 16 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 14/0 306 Running
31 20 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Tarkett / Menards 13/0 303 Running
32 14 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 12/0 295 Engine
33 11 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Wheaties 12/1 291 Engine
34 10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 10/0 274 Running
35 22 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King 9/0 272 Running
36 32 10 David Reutimann Chevrolet Accell Construction 8/0 248 Engine
37 21 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats 8/1 212 Engine
38 33 26 Josh Wise * Ford Morristown Driver’s Service 6/0 110 Vibration
39 31 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 5/0 109 Accident
40 38 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves 0 62 Brakes
41 39 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Speed Energy 3/0 33 Brakes
42 27 23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 2/0 29 Brakes
43 37 98 Michael McDowell Ford Curb Records 1/0 8 Brakes

 

 

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