Raybestos Brakes deliver for Martinsville Winner Denny Hamlin
Hamlin closed to within six points of leader Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship standings. In his No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota, Hamlin held off Mark Martin to win the TUMS Fast Relief 500 Sunday afternoon at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
“Without a doubt, I was out-braking everyone into the corner today” said Hamlin. “It was the most solid brake package I’ve had here at Martinsville so far.
Hamlin scored his third consecutive Martinsville victory and his fourth in 11 races at the .525-mile speedway. He collected his series-high seventh win of the season and posted his 13th top-five.
The victory by Hamlin continues an impressive performance on short tracks this season by Raybestos brand brakes, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands. Cars using Raybestos brakes scored their tenth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in 2010 and have been on the winning cars for five of six short-track events this season. Cars using Raybestos brand brakes have scored victories in nine of twelve events on tracks less than a mile in length over the past two seasons.