Hamlin takes the trucks race in Va.

Posted: October 28, 2012

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Denny Hamlin ducked under Matt Crafton with five laps to go and won the NASCAR Truck Series race Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

The victory was Hamlin's second in the series and came as the championship standings were significantly jumbled.

Ty Dillon, who has led since mid-September, cut a tire with 48 laps to go and went from running sixth to finishing 28th.

James Buescher, one point behind Dillon to start the day, finished sixth to take a 21-point lead over Dillon.

The final eight laps featured a mad dash and Nelson Piquet Jr. wound up second, angering a lot of drivers with his aggressive driving.

Keselowski ready

Brad Keselowski talks like racing continues to be business as usual.

The 28-year-old is leading the standings in NASCAR'S Chase for the Sprint Cup, and while his margin over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson is just seven points, and perennial contender Denny Hamlin is only 20 points behind, Keselowski quickly dismisses talk that being chased in the chase means pressure.

Keselowski qualified 32d for Sunday's race, which could make him vulnerable to getting caught up in an accident. But Johnson and Hamlin have both started back in the field here and rallied for good finishes.

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