So, was it a called shot, or wasn’t it? That was about the only question left lingering Sunday in the aftermath of Denny Hamlin’s steamrolling victory in the Sylvania 300, a win that returned him to the heat of the battle for the Sprint Cup championship. Hamlin predicted the Loudon victory to his Twitter followers after the Chase opened last week with a sour result for the 11 team. Later in the week, however, he backed away from the strength of that prediction after it was spread across the mainstream media, saying he didn’t mean to guarantee a victory.
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