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Sonoma Raceway proved once again why it’s one of the most interesting races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Holy crap, the last lap delivered.

First, Denny Hamlin finally got around Tony Stewart after having carefully whittled away at Stewart’s lead. Less than a lap was left, and it was now or never.


Stewart wasn’t going to let his opportunity to end his 84-race winless streak go that easily, though. He retires this year, and he’s not holding back on anything nowadays.

So, he nudged Hamlin into the wall on the last hairpin turn of the race when the two cars were side-by-side. It was a fittingly insane ending to an action-packed race.

Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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