Hamlin's win puts him back up into third place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship standings, while by finishing in second place, Johnson is on top of the Chase standings albeit by just one point from last week's leader Brad Keselowski.
"You know, when you get to the Chase, you need to execute on your great tracks and get the results you should there, and then on your tracks that aren't your best, you still have to have good days," explained Johnson.
"[New Hampshire] has been hit or miss for us over the years, so to come out of here in second, I'm real happy with today," summed up Johnson, very much looking forward to next week's outing at Dover. "Leaving the track that's been fair for me with above average finish and going to a track that I love next weekend, hope to get a great finish."
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