Denny Hamlin, right, leads Carl Edwards out of the pits during the NASCAR Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, June 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Bob Brodbeck)
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Denny Hamlin continued his hot streak,
dominating Sunday's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway
to pick up his second straight victory and fifth of the season.
Hamlin led 123 laps and controlled the second half of the race,
easily pulling away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with under 20
Kahne held on for second, followed by pole-sitter Kurt Busch,
Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. Four-time defending series champion
Jimmie Johnson was sixth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was seventh.
Hamlin needed to survive NASCAR's version of overtime last week
at Pocono. There was no such drama Sunday at the two-mile oval. He
led by as much as 10 seconds at one point then had little trouble
dispatching Kahne following a late caution for debris.