Hamlin wins third race

In an exciting Saturday night race, Denny Hamlin prevailed as the winner of the 2010 Showtime Southern 500 from Darlington Speedway.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com gave Hamlin 8/1 odds to win Sunday’s race, meaning a bet of $100 on Hamlin will pay out $800.

Hamlin now has three wins on the year and was able to take advantage of mistakes from Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton to take the lead late and hold off Jamie McMurray, who finished in second after winning the pole on Friday.

Kurt Busch came in third while Juan Pablo Montoya took fourth. Gordon rallied from his late mistake to finish in fifth place, but still had another win elude him.

Another pre-race favorite, Jimmie Johnson, finished 36th after suffering a wreck during the race.

2010 Showtime Southern 500 Results

Finish-Car Number-Driver

1 Denny Hamlin (11)

2 Jamie McMurray (1)

3 Kurt Busch (2)

4 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)         

5 Jeff Gordon (24)         

6 Kevin Harvick (29)      

7 Kyle Busch (18)          

8 Ryan Newman (39)     

9 Jeff Burton (31)          

10 Brian Vickers (83)     

11 Brad Keselowski (12)            

12 David Reutimann (00)           

13 David Ragan (6)       

14 Matt Kenseth (17)     

15 Carl Edwards (99)     

16 Regan Smith (78)     

17 Mark Martin (5)         

18 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)          

19 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

20 Kasey Kahne (9)       

21 Elliott Sadler (19)      

22 Greg Biffle (16)        

23 Tony Stewart (14)     

24 David Stremme (26)

25 Travis Kvapil (34)     

26 Marcos Ambrose (47)            

27 Joey Logano (20)      

28 Scott Speed (82)      

29 Max Papis (13)         

30 Paul Menard (98)      

31 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

32 Clint Bowyer (33)      

33 Kevin Conway (37)   

34 Bobby Labonte (71)  

35 David Gilliland (38)   

36 Jimmie Johnson (48)

37 AJ Allmendinger (43)

38 Robby Gordon (7)     

39 Todd Bodine (164)    

40 Michael McDowell (55)           

41 J.J. Yeley (46)          

42 Dave Blaney (66)     

43 Reed Sorenson (132)            

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Posted: 5/9/10 12:00AM ET

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