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Hamlin wins in overtime in Richmond for 53rd Cup Series win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Mavis Tires & Brakes sponsored driver Denny Hamlin has picked up his second win of the season. He won the Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.

Hamlin won the race on Easter Sunday. He also won the race two weeks ago when he won at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400
Denny Hamlin celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 (Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images)

He led 17 laps before picking up the win in overtime. This is Hamlin’s 53rd NASCAR Cup Series win.

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“This is a team win, for sure,” Hamlin told Fox after the win. “This trophy needs to go to each one of these pit crew members. They just did an amazing job. They’ve been killing it all year.”

Shell Pennzoil-sponsored driver Joey Logano finished second. sponsored driver Kyle Larson finished third.

The Top 3 drivers each had a different manufacturer. Hamlin drove a Toyota to Victory Lane.

Then, Logano drove a Ford to his second-place finish. Larson drove his Chevrolet to a third-place finish.

Auto Owners Insurance sponsored driver Martin Truex Jr. finished fourth. UniFirst-sponsored driver Chase Elliott finished fifth.

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“Just got beat out of the pits,” Truex told Fox. “I don’t know, (Hamlin) jumped the start and just used me up in Turn 1. Definitely sucks. Good solid day. Another car capable of winning.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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