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NASCAR Bristol Results: Denny Hamlin Beats Out Jimmie Johnson For Checkered Flag

Denny Hamlin took the lead from Carl Edwards on Lap 462 of 500 in the Irwin Tools Night Race on Saturday at Bristol and held off Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon the rest of the way to earn his third Sprint Cup win this season in 24 tries.

Race leaders Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart collided coming around Turn 4 on Lap 332, and both cars lost control before slamming into the inside wall near the finish line. Stewart emerged from his car and slammed his helmet into the front of Kenseth's wrecked vehicle. Kenseth was able to continue after the wreck, but Stewart had to return to the garage for repairs and fell 25 laps behind on the .533-mile race track.

Kenseth finished 25th and Stewart crossed the line in 27th. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle clinched their berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Here are the full results from Saturday night in Bristol:

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Brian Vickers
  5. Marcos Ambrose
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Kasey Kahne
  10. Paul Menard
  11. Martin Truex Jr.
  12. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  13. Juan Pablo Montoya
  14. Bobby Labonte
  15. Kevin Harvick
  16. Regan Smith
  17. Jamie McMurray
  18. Travis Kvapil
  19. Greg Biffle
  20. David Gilliland
  21. Casey Mears
  22. Carl Edwards
  23. Michael McDowell
  24. Landon Cassill
  25. Matt Kenseth
  26. Dave Blaney
  27. Tony Stewart
  28. Kurt Busch
  29. Danica Patrick
  30. Brad Keselowski
  31. Jason Leffler
  32. David Ragan
  33. Jeff Burton
  34. Sam Hornish Jr.
  35. Aric Almirola
  36. Ryan Newman
  37. David Stremme
  38. Josh Wise
  39. Joe Nemechek
  40. Stephen Leicht
  41. Scott Riggs
  42. Ken Schrader
  43. Mike Bliss

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.