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The Battle to be King of Martinsville: Johnson, Hamlin, and Gordon

After Denny Hamlin won the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, he proclaimed that Martinville was his track.   “Whose house is this?” He asked on the radio.   “It’s Denny Hamlin’s house.” His spotter answered.   So, with that said, I have to ask the question: Is Denny Hamlin the new king of Martinsville?   To consider the possibility of Denny Hamlin being the king of Martinsville, you need to compare him to the past two kings: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.   Coming in to 2010 race, Gordon has 34 starts at Martinsville and had completed 99.3 percent of the races he’d run there, leading in 16.5 percent of those laps. Johnson’s completion of laps in his 16 previous star...

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