On a green-white-checkered finish, it was Denny Hamlin who pulled out a victory with the help of late caution and a big move on pit road to top Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex, Jr. at the Atlanta Motor Speedway to claim victory at the AdvoCare 500.
Hamlin began the day in eighth place in the Sprint Cup standings and his performance on Sunday night will surely give him a more secure spot in the chase moving forward. Gordon, who was looking to make a move into the top 12 on the night, just missed out on catching Hamlin in the race's final lap.
Carl Edwards, who was looking for a boost of his own in the chase standings, blew his engine with less than 100 laps to go and finished well off the leaders in 36th place.
The unofficial finishing order is as follows:
|4||Martin Truex Jr.|
|7||Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|11||Sam Hornish Jr.|
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