Hamlin holds off Busch to win NASCAR’s LA Clash
Denny Hamlin earned pole position for the non-points exhibition race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Despite falling back during the race, he rallied and took the lead with 10 laps remaining. In a chaotic two-lap overtime contest, Hamlin held off Kyle Busch while others battled for position behind him. Hamlin credited his win to a good run off Turn 2 and the mayhem that occurred in front of him. The victory was an unexpected boost for Hamlin, who called it a momentum builder. The race was moved up a day due to impending severe weather, and Hamlin’s win was met with boos from some fans.