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Hamlin picks up 5th win of season at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Denny Hamlin continued his hot streak, dominating Sunday's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway to pick up his second straight victory and fifth of the season.

Hamlin led 123 laps and controlled the second half of the race, easily pulling away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with under 20 laps remaining.

Kahne held on for second, followed by pole-sitter Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. Four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson was sixth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was seventh.

Hamlin needed to survive NASCAR's version of overtime last week at Pocono. There was no such drama Sunday at the two-mile oval. He led by as much as 10 seconds at one point then had little trouble dispatching Kahne following a late caution for debris.

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