NASCAR: Hamlin steals victory at home


There’s nothing like winning at home and for the 5th time in his career Denny Hamlin has claimed victory in front of the home crowd. The #11 driver stole the lead from the dominant #19 of teammate Martin Truex Jr. as a late caution fell with only a few laps remaining, his pit crew coming in clutch to jump from 3rd to 1st for the final restart with 2 laps to go in overtime. With fresher tires and the advantage of the inside line, Hamlin leapt at the flag and never looked back for his 53rd career victory and 2nd of 2024.

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The short track swing keeps NASCAR east as teams head to the ever popular Martinsville Speedway for the Cook Out 400. The spring race at the “Paperclip” holds a coveted place for drivers as the half-mile oval is considered a must-win in order to claim the prized grandfather clock trophy given to every race winner. Catch up on the highlights under the lights in Richmond below and tune in live on Sunday, April 7th at 3:00pm ET on FOX.