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Hamlin charges to trucks win

Associated Press
The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 07:40 PM

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Denny Hamlin ducked under Matt Crafton with five laps to go and won the NASCAR truck series race on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

The win 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 finished 28th.

James Buescher, one point behind Dillon to start the day, finished sixth but assumed the points lead by 21 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.

Joey Coulter was third, Crafton finished fourth and Scott Riggs was fifth.

FORMULA ONE: Series points leader Sebastian Vettel took the pole position for today's Indian Grand Prix, edging teammate Mark Webber by 0.04 seconds for Red Bull's third consecutive front-row sweep.

Vettel, who leads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by six points, is primed for a fourth consecutive win as he chases a third straight F1 title, something only previously achieved by Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher.

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