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Denny Hamlin’s Chase for Sprint Cup: Can He Repeat Spring Win At Martinsville?

Martinsville has been owned by two NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers in recent years.  Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin's records are equally spectacular on the Martinsville Speedway paperclip-shaped track. Johnson has won six races while Denny Hamlin has begun to challenge his supremacy, winning one race every year at Martinsville since 2007. Hamlin, a native of Virginia, treats this race as his birthright.  Hamlin knows the intricacies of the strange flat half mile track.  A driver has to feather the throttle, avoid the curb on the inside of the track and know when to pick up the throttle coming out of the turn. Martinsville is the best definition of a rhythm track in NASCAR.  Drivers who master the subtle techniques ...

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