Old men rule in Richmond

Until this Sunday, NASCAR’s young guns, drivers 30 and under, had dominated the Cup Series.

In fact, it had been 12 races since a driver over the age of 30 had won a Cup race, back when Denny Hamlin won at Las Vegas on Sept. 26.

However, the “old guys” of NASCAR still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Such was the case on Sunday afternoon when several young guns from years past finished out front at Richmond Raceway.

Ironically, it was the 41-year-old Hamlin who won on Sunday night, notching his fourth win at his home track. The timing couldn’t have been better for the Virginia native, as every Toyota had struggled this season and Hamlin hadn’t finished better than 13th through the first six races of the year.