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Hometown Hero: Denny Hamlin Captures Win, Brian Vickers Enters Chase

Thanks to Kelly Crandall for the introduction to this piece. Prior to 2004 and the creation of the Chase for the Championship, no one would have said the fall race at Richmond was one of the most important races on the schedule.  But here we are on a Saturday night in September and all eyes will not only be on who takes home the checkered flag in the 26th event of the season, but on 11 drivers who are fighting for the final eight spots in the 2009 Chase field.  Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch sat 13th and 14th respectively, and were the only two sitting on the outside looking in that are still eligible to bump their way in tonight with solid performances. They'd start 6th and 8th in the line-up.  In order to ...

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