Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results for the Tums Fast Relief 500
After 500 miles at the Martinsville bullring, Jimmie Johnson's dominance has come to an end at least for this week.
Johnson entered the weekend looking for his third straight win and seventh at Martinsville, but came up short behind Virginia native Denny Hamlin.
Johnson did however, extend his point lead.
Hamlin, the popular pick by our Creatures, dominated the day and gave a win to the first three creatures in points. What that means is that the points heading into next weekend stay exactly the same for them.
Throughout the rest of the standings the gap was narrowed with just four races remaining and here's how everyone stacks up heading into Talladega.
Ben Bomberger (6,013 ) Denny Hamlin won (4 )
Mary Jo Buchanan (-27 ) Denny Hamlin won (2 )
Kara Martin (-28 ) Denny Hamlin won (4 )
Kelly Crandall (-124 ) Jimmie Johnson finished second (2 )
Rob Tiongson (-172 ) Jeff Gordon finished fifth (2 )
Jen Preston (-211 ) Denny Hamlin won (2 )
James Broomhead (-244 ) Jimmie Johnson finished second (3 )
Mason Dunn (-295 ) Kyle Busch finished fourth (0 )
SM Napier (-318 ) Denny Hamlin won (3 )
David Phillips (-458 ) NO PICK SENT (2 )
Danielle Henderson (-552 ) Casey Mears finished 19th (2 )
Adam Heasley (-983 ) NO PICK SENT (3 )
Next up comes the Talladega Superspeedway, the true wild card of the Chase. Anything can happen and our Creature points can quickly be shaken up. Check back on Friday to see whom they believe will avoid disaster and have a good day in Alabama.
Creatures, please have your picks in as soon as possible, and if you do risk it by sending it in on Friday, please remember you have until 8:15 AM ET.
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