Hamlin toughs it out

On a bad knee and all, Denny Hamlin prevailed as the winner of the 2010 Samsung Mobile 500 from Texas Motor Speedway on Monday afternoon.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com gave Hamlin 15/1 odds to win Monday’s race, meaning a bet of $100 on Hamlin will pay out $1,500.

Hamlin wasn’t in contention until late in the race when a crash set up a final sprint to the finish with 12 laps remaining. That is where Hamlin got to the front and held off Jimmie Johnson for the victory. Johnson finished second.

It was Hamlin second win in his last three races and pushes Hamlin up seven spots in the standings to 11th place, 275 points behind Johnson for the lead.

Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five.

The big crash included Jeff Gordon, who led 124 laps of the race, and pole sitter Tony Stewart, who had 8/1 odds after finishing first in Friday’s qualifying.

2010 Samsung Mobile 500 Results

Finish-Car Number-Driver

1 Denny Hamlin

2 Jimmie Johnson

3 Kyle Busch

4 Kurt Busch

5 Kasey Kahne

6 Mark Martin

7 Kevin Harvick

8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 

9 Martin Truex Jr.

10 Greg Biffle 

11 Ryan Newman

12 Jeff Burton

13 AJ Allmendinger

14 Brad Keselowski

15 David Ragan

16 Scott Speed

17 Marcos Ambrose

18 Elliott Sadler

19 Sam Hornish Jr. 

20 Matt Kenseth 

21 Regan Smith

22 Max Papis

23 Bobby Labonte

24 Travis Kvapil

25 Bill Elliott

26 Robby Gordon

27 Kevin Conway

28 Joey Logano

29 David Gilliland

30 Jamie McMurray

31 Jeff Gordon

32 Tony Stewart

33 Carl Edwards

34 Juan Pablo Montoya

35 Paul Menard

36 Clint Bowyer

37 David Reutimann

38 Brian Vickers

39 Reed Sorenson 

40 Joe Nemechek

41 Michael McDowell

42 Mike Bliss

43 Dave Blaney

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Posted: 4/19/10 5:07PM ET

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