Hobblin’ Hamlin wins again

Published 4:40 am Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas — Monday, Monday for hobbling Denny Hamlin.

Three weeks after winning another rain-postponed race, and since having surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, Hamlin gingerly climbed out of his car in Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday.

“I’m still not 100 percent by any means right now,” Hamlin said. “I feel like I’m 60 at best.”

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That was still good enough to win at Texas.

Hamlin led the final 12 laps, the only time he was up front after starting the 334-lap race 29th. The final shootout came after a spectacular nine-car wreck took out polesitter Tony Stewart and dominating Jeff Gordon, and Hamlin held off points leader Jimmie Johnson at the end for his 10th career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory.