Denny Hamlin Needs A Goody's Headache Powder

After today's race in Martinsville, I am sure Denny Hamlin needs a Goody's Headache Powder. Coming off a strong performance last week in Bristol I was really pulling for Hamlin but as luck would have it he wouldn't end up in victory lane. Still second is not so bad, right?

Tell that to the guy who came in second two weeks in a row.

Another pic from Hendrick Motorsports

After a rain out forced NASCAR to set the field based on owner's points the top ten starters were Gordon, Kurt Busch, Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Edwards, Kahne, Stewart, Hamlin, Johnson, and Kenseth. Other notable drivers starting outside the top 10 were Harvick (12), Earnhardt Jr. (19), and Mark Martin (31).

I would love to give you a break down of what happend in the race but since I fell asleep and missed the middle 1/3 the overview would be incomplete. I do know that there were 12 cautions including the competition yellow and that Robby Gordon was involved in three of them. No surprise there.

When all was said and done Jimmie Johnson made a great move on Denny Hamlin in the closing laps to take the lead.

The top ten finishers of the day were
Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick's 18th win at Martinsville)
Denny Hamlin (led the most laps)
Tony Stewart
Jeff Gordon
Clint Bowyer
Ryan Newman (much better than past weeks)
Mark Martin
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (even with the gear problems)
AJ Allmendinger (I am really pulling for him, no one else is)
Jamie McMurray

How did this season's other winners fare? No so good. Matt Kenseth who won at Daytona and California came in 23rd after a pit road violation put him down a lap early. Kyle Busch, winner at Las Vegas and Bristol finished 2 laps down in 24th. Kurt Busch who won earlier this month in Atlanta finished in 18th.

The Biff finished in 28th.

Don't forget the truck race has been rescheduled for noon (eastern) on Monday. It will air on Speed.

Next week is Texas.

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