Hamlin Goes From Skating On The Edge To Top Seed Contender
August 31, 2012
Now he’s one of four drivers battling for the top seed when the Chase begins. Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart each have three regular-season victories – each worth three bonus points under the Chase standings reset.
This could be the week that Stewart’s recent points-swoon ends. He’s a three-time Atlanta winner (2002, 2006 and 2010) and counts three top-10 finishes in the five Atlanta races since becoming an owner-driver at Stewart-Haas Racing.