Sometimes, a pass happens so quickly that you just stare at the race in disbelief and wonder how on earth that just happened. Here’s one such crazy ninjitsu-inspired pass from Denny Hamlin at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono.

Hamlin is clearly moonlighting as a ninja. That’s one good, clean pass close behind Brad Keselowski and in front of Jeff Gordon, blocking Kyle Busch from making a move as well.

In the end, though, it was Martin Truex Jr. who won the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono today. This is Truex’s first win of 2015, giving him a crucial entry into the Chase for the Sprint Cup at the end of the year.


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