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|Hamlin Wins at Home Track
|RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- In the final race before NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Denny Hamlin bounced back from a last place finish at Atlanta last week to grab his second career victory at his home track at Richmond International Raceway.
That's Hamlin's sixth win of the season and pushes him past four time defending champion Jimmie Johnson for the Top seed in the Chase standings.
Johnson will be seeded second in the Chase, followed by Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch.
Clint Bowyer and Greg Biffle locked up the final two spots in the 12-driver Chase field. Bowyer finished sixth to get his spot, while Biffle limped in at 32nd.
The 10 race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship starts next weekend at New Hampshire.
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