Hamlin started from the rear due to an unapproved adjustment to his brakes.
By the end of the 90-lap race, Hamlin was one of four Joe Gibbs Racing affiliated cars to finish in the top seven.
“We did a good job saving fuel and everybody was kind of in the same boat there,” Hamlin told NBCSN. “It’s tough, it’s especially tougher when you see the leaders getting closer. You’re closing in on the leaders and you just got to wait there. What do you do? Do you try to push it a little more and try to pass them and risk running out or do you try to salvage a good day?”
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