Hamlin gets third victory

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BRISTOL, TN (TheSpread) – Denny Hamlin got a needed win on Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as he won the Irwin Tools Night Race.

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Hamlin finished ahead of Jimmie Johnson for his third victory of the year. The victory moved him to 8th in the point standings, 44 points out of first place. The win virtually assures him a spot in the Chase for the Championship, as just two races remain before the final 10 begin.

According to oddsmakers, Hamlin had 12/1 odds to win this event, which means a wager of $100 on him to win will pay out an additional $1,200.

Carl Edwards missed the opportunity to win as he struggled with fuel late. He was leading the race toward the end, but ended up finishing 22nd.

Johnson joined Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. as drivers that clinched spots in the Chase for the Championship on Saturday. Biffle has an 11-point lead on Johnson in the standings, while Earnhardt Jr. is 15 points behind.

For complete Irwin Tools Night Race results, see below.

2012 NASCAR Irwin Tools Night Race Results – August 25, 2012 – Bristol Motor Speedway

1 Denny Hamlin (11)

2 Jimmie Johnson (48)

3 Jeff Gordon (24)

4 Brian Vickers (55)

5 Marcos Ambrose (9)

6 Kyle Busch (18)

7 Clint Bowyer (15)

8 Joey Logano (20)

9 Kasey Kahne (5)

10 Paul Menard (27)

11 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

12 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

13 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

14 Bobby Labonte (47)

15 Kevin Harvick (29)

16 Regan Smith (78)

17 Jamie McMurray (1)

18 Travis Kvapil (93)

19 Greg Biffle (16)

20 David Gilliland (38)

21 Casey Mears (13)

22 Carl Edwards (99)

23 Michael McDowell (98)

24 Landon Cassill (83)

25 Matt Kenseth (17)

26 Dave Blaney (36)

27 Tony Stewart (14)

28 Kurt Busch (51)

29 Danica Patrick (10)

30 Brad Keselowski (2)

31 Jason Leffler (249)

32 David Ragan (34)

33 Jeff Burton (31)

34 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

35 Aric Almirola (43)

36 Ryan Newman (39)

37 David Stremme (30)

38 Josh Wise (26)

39 Joe Nemechek (87)

40 Stephen Leicht (33)

41 Scott Riggs (23)

42 Ken Schrader (32)

43 Mike Bliss (119)

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