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Hamlin hampers Elliott at Martinsville
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While leading the First Data 500 at the Martinsville Speedway with only three laps remaining, Dawsonville’s Chase Elliott was bumped from behind by Denny Hamlin. That contact sent Elliott up the the narrow, paperclip track and into the wall and out of a win. Elliott, who had led the race for 123 laps, was not only put out of a win but also out of any kind of top finish in the first race of the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy Cup Series playoffs. He ended in 27th