Denny Hamlin, right, and his crew celebrate after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Samsung Mobile 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, April 19, 2010. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Denny Hamlin went ahead in the closing 12-lap shootout for a victory at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday, holding off Jimmie Johnson at the end to win another rain-delayed race.
Hamlin won for the second time in three races, both victories
coming in races that were postponed by rain before being run on the
first day of the week.
Hamlin never led until that final run, set up after a
spectacular nine-car crash involving Jeff Gordon, who had led 124
laps, and polesitter Tony Stewart.
It was the 10th career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory for Hamlin, who
won a Monday race at Martinsville three weeks ago, then had surgery
two days after for a torn ACL in his left knee. He ran every lap at
Phoenix last week, then won at Texas.