11 Nov 2019, 04:56 IST
Denny Hamlin stayed in rivalry for a primary NASCAR title because of victory on the Bluegreen Holidays 500 on Sunday.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver edged out Kyle Busch on the ISM Raceway in Arizona, whereas Ryan Blaney completed third.
Hamlin secured his place within the Championship four forward of subsequent week’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“I am unable to imagine it,” Hamlin, who completed 28th on the AAA Texas 500 final week, instructed NBC after his win.
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“This race crew labored so onerous this entire 12 months, they deserve it and I put them in a nasty gap final week.
“I instructed them at present within the assembly, I simply mentioned, ‘I will give the whole lot I’ve bought to make up for the error I made final week’, and that is all I bought.”
Hamlin is the one driver of the Championship four but to win a title, with Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. all former winners.
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